[PD] product placements with pd

Mike McGonagle mjmogo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 17:27:44 CEST 2008

I once thought that, "Hey, if I take a two-by-four that is long enough to
cover all the keys on a piano, and slam it down on all the keys at one time,
that I would thus create every other piece ever written, or that will be
written"... I have since grown up...

I don't think any court would allow you to even consider this possibility,
as there is an issue of context. A single sample by itself, has absolutely
no relationship to another sample, and as such, would make each of these
65536 "piece" NON-unique. I think this would be like trying to create a
piece with a single sound that is continuous, but never changes. Something,
in my opinion, has to be unique to the piece to be able to claim copyright.

Now, if you wanted to create a sample file with TWO samples in it, you would
need to create 65536 * 65536 sound files... That would be 4,294,967,296
sound files. And if played end to end in a single pass, it would last about
55 hours... I don't think I would mind missing that concert.


On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 3:39 PM, marius schebella <
marius.schebella at gmail.com> wrote:

> pit klong wrote:
> >> http://www.kreidler-net.de/productplacements-e.html
> >
> > qewl. he could give us his patch and we'd make the same.. ;)
> >
> in theory there are only 65536 different possibilites for amplitudes of
> one sample, so if you register 65536 pieces of music, each 1 sample
> long, then you you should be able to claim copyright from everyone who's
> music is based on amplitudes. maybe you can also register one sample of
> 0, then you could even make money from people who don't make music.
> just imagine: you can claim copyright for every sample of every piece of
> music.
> marius.
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