glockose wrote:I do know there are artists that you CAN NOT sell on ebay.
Not just boots but anything to do with them will be pulled ASAP.
Bands with nazi imagery (NSBM included)?
Those are the usual ones that ebay pulls, although ebay is very inconsistent in their enforcement.
'Clips' are a bit different when it comes to copyright; I *think" (and someone can correct me if they know better) that you are allowed to use very short clips from copyrighted material without permission. For example, a 5-10 second clip of copyrighted audio or video material can be used.
I think the mentality among a lot of collectors is a real drive to hear/own EVERYTHING. Not just the good items, or affordable items, but everything that pertains to their hobby, be it US metal demos or 19th century dolls. Reasons for this vary:
--drive to be completist. Must own everything pertinent.
--think it makes you superior to other fans/collectors. These are the MA kids scrambling to increase their Point Total towards Metal God status.
--the hobby is a big part of your identity/self-image. This is the "METAL 'TIL DEATH!' crowd, and it's pretty common with younger folks into underground music genres, be it metal, goth, punk, or whatever.
I'm always floored by the size of some peoples' record collection, but I forget that they buy almost anything Metal. Personally, I only buy records I like musically, and I'm a cheap, picky, bastard, so my collection is really small.
Khund- Well, if 80s metal is gonna fade away, I say we all migrate into Amish folk music instead. The Amish dislike technology, so they never record their music, which means you can only hear it live. Thus, we won't have any of these confusing copyright issues to worry about
"I'm sorry Sam, we had real chemistry. But like a monkey on the sun, our love was too hot to live"