Alec Empire und das Copyright

Alec Empire hat mal einen Schwung über einer seiner Erfahrungen mit Copyright vertwittert...und wie froh ich bin das es wieder Atari Teenage Riot gibt und vor allem das sie eine große Stimme des kollektivem Netztes sind...

ok children…copyright…let me tell you a story… in 1998, I watched ALL Elvis movies on VHS (!) …I know that is already a story by itself…>>

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

…yes, it was the worst f***ing torture phase in my life…Have you ever done that? this is some buddhist monk shit…kind of...

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

I took samples from all of the films…I didn't end up using even 5% of what I took…then I recorded Alec Empire vs Elvis Presley…album length

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

it was because people in my 'scene' (was hanging out with rockabillies back then cauz techno sucked) kept telling me he's the king...

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

So I respected them, and tried to absorb pretty much all at once…(Yes, Matrix style…zzzziiippp = Kawooosh> LIGHT! but I was in darkness)

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so I did this thing,my girl friend back then heard what I did and she started crying and f*cking hated me because she was part of that scene

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

I was like okay….fuck it…a few weeks later I travelled to Australia and played with Atari Teenage Riot 1.4 (Crack, Elias, Endo, Empire)

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

met a lot of crazy people out there as usual, gave my CDR to a DJ I met there…I wanted to get rid of this little vicious piece of plastic

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

splitting up up you know…it can be tough for a sensitive male artist like me…especially when it's over something I 'created'

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so months went by…a lot of other stuff, tours and so on…so I am walking thru New York and see a 12" fucking vinyl of it in the stores!

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

which looked like this discogs.com/Alec-Empire-Al…

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so I am buying the damn thing…and it's basically the CDR… (here is one example…shitty YouTube mp3 though youtube.com/watch?v=PgkbIp…

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so the guy in the store is like "??? dude you ARE Alec, right? Y U buying this?" …."Because I want to own it man!" I said

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

So I return back to Berlin and my buddy Philipp Virus and me laugh about it and he goes:"man, I have a bunch of Elvis impersonator shit"

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

on cam you know.so he makes this super fast cut video.it's actually so fast.when someone uploaded it 2 YouTube,the player couldn't even cope

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so then by this time NME gave it a huge review in the UK (like record of the week or so…yes, I know…those were the days)

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so it's all huge fun…we move on right….until years later…when Museum of Modern Art in the US calls him and goes:" This is huge, we add this"

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so they have this video now there under like the historic collage crazy modern whatever section….

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

okay…now THAT IS COPYRIGHT…in case you don't understand it all HAHA

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so I was asked if I do a follow up to that…(all before 911 basically) and I told journalists "Kurt Cobain is next" people were outraged...

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

to then add "Jan Hammer is after that" ….

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

but then before I got round to it,I got all fucked up on crazy psycho demon shit,got depressed and burnt out & made "Intelligence&Sacrifice"

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

but that's another story…

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

ah yeah one more thing..of course I found the guy who released it, was actually a very old friend of mine El Turco Loco (can't mention name)

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

so he was like "I just had to put that shit out because you would have never had the guts to take on the Presley Empire" I was like "ok"

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

then weeks later I run into this ex of mine and she is like "YOU evil capitalist! HOW COULD YOU SELL THAT MONSTER YOU CREATED?"

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012

and I was like …errmm that's not the way that happened…I bought it myself…(no way to win this argument)

— Alec Empire (@ALEC_EMPIRE) January 20, 2012