How Girl Talk gets away with it
Well, enough speculation. Here’s Girl Talk on Girl Talk in a September article in Spin magazine, discussing his own seeming untouchability and the occasional favor his piracy has curried even among the artists he‘s borrowed from.
The ramifications here are certainly hard to comprehend, and do much to point out the hypocrisy and impotence of the music industry’s failed crusade on piracy. While Jammie Thomas, the Duluth woman sued by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) earlier this year, goes bankrupt for her personal downloading on Kazaa (a practice which generated no personal profit), Gregg Gillis sells out major rock venues on both sides of the Pacific, moves his mix albums by the thousands, and emerges from it the most vaunted hipster DJ since Keoki.
What a country.