A DJ who re-mixed the Beatles White Album with words from a popular rapper has incurred the wrath of music giant EMI whilst simultaeneously enjoying ‘thermonuclear’ applause and the album being dubbed an instant classic. Problem is, he didn’t ask EMI’s permission, and they own the rights to the Beatles album.
“As news of EMI’s demand spilled online this week, music-industry and intellectual-property activists went ballistic. It’s a sign of everything that’s wrong in the American copyright system, they contend. “