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+ - Mixing Music (and selling it) is Racketeering?

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yfarren
yfarren writes "DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested (and have now been released on $100,000 bail) on racketeering charges. For what? Apparently, mixing other musicians music.

I thought that you could make derivative works. That part of the rights of the public was to make derivative, aka, new, creative works. Apparently, that will get you slammed, for racketeering.

Of specific concern is a quote in the article (I couldn't verify it) that the RIAA plans to "step up law enforcement training and commit additional investigative resources in all of the cities." Wow. since when does a private organization get to step up law enforcement?"

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