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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Copyright violations at Gitmo?

A group of musicians is complaining that their music is being used to drive prisoners insane in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
The tactic has been common in the US war on terror, with forces systematically using loud music on hundreds of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, then the US military commander in Iraq, authorized it on Sept. 14, 2003, "to create fear, disorient ... and prolong capture shock."

Now the detainees aren't the only ones complaining. Musicians are banding together to demand the US military stop using their songs as weapons.

A campaign being launched Wednesday has brought together groups including Massive Attack and musicians such as Tom Morello, who played with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave and is now on a solo tour. It will feature minutes of silence during concerts and festivals, said Chloe Davies of the British law group Reprieve, which represents dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees and is organizing the campaign.
Sounds like fair use to me. Heh.


At 6:38 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

Why should prisoners get different treatment than millions of parents of teenagers?

Keep the music blaring. And throw in some good old-fashioned Israeli folk songs. That should drive them crazier.

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Disassociated Press said...

Wow, as a musician, I must say that I would be embarrassed if they were using my music as a weapon. However, there would be no moments of silence. Instead, I would send them a couple of Willie Nelson CD's or have Hank Williams stand outside and sing the National Anthem. His rendition would make anyone want to commit suicide.

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would make some collection CD: "Gitmo's Greatest"


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