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US Government Billed For Using Music To Torture

Posted by - 09:04 AM on 02/07/14
Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy were more than a little irritated when they discovered that the U.S. government apparently uses their music to torture detainees at Guantanamo Bay. So they sent an invoice to the Department of State to the tune of $660,000 in royalties.
 
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09:09 AM on 02/07/14
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Good.
09:12 AM on 02/07/14
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Miley Cyrus would've been more effective. I knew some kids in a fraternity that made their pledges stay in one room during "Hell Week" and they would blast Party in the USA on repeat.
09:15 AM on 02/07/14
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Ha! So they weren't upset that their music was terrible enough to torture people....
09:21 AM on 02/07/14
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Ha! So they weren't upset that their music was terrible enough to torture people....

They've used Bruce Springstein, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and Metallica also. So they don't really use terrible music to torture.
09:25 AM on 02/07/14
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Yeah, it's just about volume + repetition. Plus, for a lot of these guys, any sort of Western music isn't exactly native to their ears so it's more off putting. Think about the way lots of people react to non-western/world music
09:30 AM on 02/07/14
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That's awesome. I hope they get paid haha
09:32 AM on 02/07/14
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Skinny Puppy is playing this whole thing very well.
09:33 AM on 02/07/14
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If you buy the music you can play it as much as you want. As long as your profiting on someone else's owned work.

I think it more about the moral approached of having your music unwillingly used for torture. I don't really think any band is trying to make money on this as much as they are saying torture is unacceptable and don't let me be a part of. Wonder how this situation will end up.
09:35 AM on 02/07/14
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That's kind of awesome.
09:49 AM on 02/07/14
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They've used Bruce Springstein, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and Metallica also. So they don't really use terrible music to torture.
Uh, yeah, they do. Pearl Jam, Metallica, NIN... Some of the worst and most popular artists to ever exist.
09:49 AM on 02/07/14
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That is great!
09:53 AM on 02/07/14
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Why did they use Skinny Puppy?



You think they would have used this^ instead
10:02 AM on 02/07/14
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Does anyone know if they have a legal leg to stand on with this case? Or is it just more of a symbolic lawsuit? Also, I'm very curious who chooses the music for torture/what goes into their decision.
10:05 AM on 02/07/14
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