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MTV US just picked up the story.http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1550506/20070122/timbaland.jhtml

A short video-news snippet on the left hand side of the screen also (Flash, flashety flash flash flash)

I guess when MTV calls, they have to answer at some point, right?
added on the 2007-01-23 00:59:30 by gloom gloom
Also a Virginia local newspaper (Timbaland is from Virginia I believe) also picked it up, and did in fact do a good journalistic job on it (unless most of the other news-outlets).

I would actually call this one semi-in-depth: http://media.www.commonwealthtimes.com/media/storage/paper634/news/2007/01/22/Opinion/Is.Timbaland.A.Con.Artist-2667266.shtml?sourcedomain=www.commonwealthtimes.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com
added on the 2007-01-23 01:02:09 by gloom gloom
MTV... well I guess if that doesn't get some attention, then nothing will.
added on the 2007-01-23 01:46:56 by Piru Piru
Some quite insightful piece here:
How public opinion on artistic practices changes
added on the 2007-01-23 02:31:02 by Piru Piru
What makes it worse is that Timbaland has made money off both the ringtone and the Furtado song. The Recording Industry Association of America is suing students for downloading music freely, claiming the artists work hard and that we pay a justified price for the fruits of their labor. Any one of us could be sued for several thousand dollars for downloading a song, which I am sure most students do. There's a huge case of hypocrisy evident in this case. What right would a thief have to sue for stealing music when he does the same to other artists? Until Timbaland apologizes or gives Suni his due, I strongly advocate that nobody purchase a Timbaland album or anything else he produces - Who knows what else he has taken from others? I am in no mood to finance his possible thievery and his apparent willingness to hurt other less-known artists.

Nice paragraph.
added on the 2007-01-23 02:57:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
It's nice to see you guys are still making progress.

Several years later, another demoscener, Glenn Rune Gallefoss, remixed the song, with Suni's blessing, to sound as if it were played on a Commodore 64 computer.

cluelessnews updated accordingly :)
omfg to the mtv news headline video on the top left there. is that on national tv in the US too??

if so, gloom, be fucking proud.
added on the 2007-01-23 09:19:50 by skrebbel skrebbel
At least this will reach Timbalands fanbase better than anything else. Great work :)

(I'm also quite surprised that they picked up the story, since MTV seems to be more a marketing tool than an independent media..)
added on the 2007-01-23 09:29:24 by Preacher Preacher
haven't you realized yet that all publicity benefits pop celebrities (be that negative or positive)?
I'm still naive enough that I believe in people. Maybe I shouldn't.
added on the 2007-01-23 09:36:31 by Preacher Preacher
Well, in case of money-making infrastructure, it is perhaps better to believe in good products than good people.
It's also on a dutch musicsite called '3voor12' :


Fun fact is that they copied my e-mailed text almost 1 on 1 :)
added on the 2007-01-23 09:56:31 by scoutski scoutski
From SA:

Well, I didn't see it mentioned elsewhere in the thread, but MTV just ran a clip about this on MTV News and stated that Timba's press agency had not responded to their calls, but showed footage of the youtube video.
added on the 2007-01-23 10:07:49 by okkie okkie
oh so its danja now? what about the ringtone? =)
added on the 2007-01-23 11:20:34 by dubmood dubmood
yea i heard about it

ah well it wont hurt tim that much because not too many people care that much

we all have seen what tim can do this is just one song

and most of it was with danja so who is really to blame

added on the 2007-01-23 11:23:41 by psenough psenough
i just went to view the MTV video linked here, and go this messages: "Copyrights restrict us from playing this video outside the U.S"

Now that is ironic and funny :) Anywhere else i can catch the mtv video report?
added on the 2007-01-23 11:25:49 by keito keito
KEiT0: It worked here.
added on the 2007-01-23 11:41:13 by Piru Piru
use a proxy server
added on the 2007-01-23 11:48:02 by chameleon chameleon
scoutski: did you really email this to 3voor12 ?-) :

Glenn Rune Galefoss (GRG) maakte een Commodore 64 SID conversie en gebruikte die als sample in Nelly Furtado's hit 'Do It.'

As far as I understand dutch, this means grg made a C64 conversion and used it as a sample in Furtado's Do It. .. as if grg had something to do with Furtado.
added on the 2007-01-23 12:39:39 by cj7 cj7
nice on the mtv thing.. I guess people assume janne = jane... i finnish or some ish.. who knows..

I notice.. "no comment".. thats no problem.. we are staying around until we hear different.. ;-)

in the meantime.. why am i thinking this song...

cj7: i think scout left a 'Timbaland' out somewhere.
added on the 2007-01-23 12:48:55 by okkie okkie
look.. i ask of no disrepect but, timbaland had just P.I.M.P it up in the muthaphuken where ever and lyk what other ppl said, if u think u know about hip hop that well then.. u better be out of your mind. If u care so much that he copyrighted it.. give up and stop acting lyk u control ass cracks. its been revived. the end
added on the 2007-01-23 13:01:24 by Preacher Preacher
preacher: lovely... so now timbaland copyrighted the track.. :-) (i seriously hope most of the people writing such insightful posts on various forums are no older than 14)
added on the 2007-01-23 13:27:13 by uncle-x uncle-x