Sampling

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Mechanical copyright laws concerning the illicit sampling of another artist's recording are so new that they contain a number of unusual clauses: most notably that a legal battle can be avoided entirely if the original artist challenges the sampling artist to a fight in a pub car park.

This was demonstrated successfully in January 1994, when funk group Al Fabett and the Lexicons challenged US rapper Bogus Q to a punch-up over his unlicensed sampling of their 1971 hit 'Massive Hot Pants (I've Come)'. Bogus Q (real name Bogus F) was overpowered in the fracas by the band's horn section, and was left bleeding and concussed in the car park of The Horse's Arms in Middlesex. As a result he was legally obliged to withdraw all copies of his album 'Where My Yoplait At?', which contained the offending sample.

The album was later re-released with the sample removed, and also revised cover art featuring a crude biro drawing of a man's cock.

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