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The point is that someone has stolen 11 classic demoscene tracker songs and is selling them on every major online music store. The album is called “H4x0r R007z” and it consists entirely of blatantly stolen tracker songs lazily renamed using 1337 text, which usually means finding the original song is pretty easy. Because it was published via DistroKid, you can find it on Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, iHeartRadio and it's been registered into the automatically populated copyrighted songs databases! That means the artist “H4x0r” could legally issue copyright takedowns for every other legitimate upload of the actual songs, or abuse Google's automatic fingerprinting system to force monetization on all of the videos and take all the income.

The songs that were stolen were often used in keygen cracking software that was popular in the 2000s to pirate software. Many people have noted that this was often their first introduction to tracker music, and this is likely the source of the name “H4x0r R007z”, even though the songs themselves usually had nothing to do with the hacker groups. The original tracker files are still available in the scene archives, and other Youtube channels have uploaded MP3 recordings of the songs with proper attribution. I was able to source 8 out of the 11 songs from the album, with the real name and artist, plus a Youtube or Soundcloud recording (if you'd like to play the original files yourself, you can use XMPlay).

 

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I hope someone "h4x0rz" the fuck out of this asshat. They're playing with fire trying to scam people who actually know how to hack into your personal data. 

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wonder if it's the same cunt who stole a load of my tracks, renamed them and put them up for sale on bandcamp?

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wonder if it's the same cunt who stole a load of my tracks, renamed them and put them up for sale on bandcamp?

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Wasn't me this time. sorry!

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Damn that sucks, it's like what happened to Jai Paul in 2013.

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Posted (edited)

Timbaland and Crystal Castles did the same thing eons ago. They got away with it too.

The timbaland one was really blatant because the original composer, lobat, hand-drew the waveforms and were unique enough to be considered a digital version of a thumbprint. But alas he got away with it 😞

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Aren't there way more clever forms of fraud to indulge in?

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I do not even understand how that is possible. How can you make sure this does not happen?

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1 minute ago, Mozex said:

I do not even understand how that is possible. How can you make sure this does not happen?

Don't pirate music software I guess

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motivated people bum me out - todd barry

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18 minutes ago, darreichungsform said:

Don't pirate music software I guess

Ah yes I understand now what its about. Yeah pirating stuff is never good but we were all young once I guess.

I used to pirate when I was younger to, mostly movies or games. But then I got steam and I just stopped doing it. Netflix arrived and did the same effect. Music things I never pirated, it's a bit stupid when you want to release your tracks to the public. Someone once told me, just download this program for free, you can have the full version, I will even give it to you.

I said no thanks to that.

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27 minutes ago, darreichungsform said:

Don't pirate music software I guess

This isn't about pirating music software. It's about old publicly available demoscene tracker music that has been rendered to wav or mp3 or whatever and resold without the original artist's consent.

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1 minute ago, zkom said:

This isn't about pirating music software. It's about old publicly available demoscene tracker music that has been rendered to wav or mp3 or whatever and resold without the original artist's consent.

I guess I would know this if I had read more than the headline lol

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Yeah this is about someone taking a chunk of free culture and sticking their fugly flag in it so they can charge admission. Yay capitalism! Yay copyright!

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Blame Bogdan 😆

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i heard it's some guy called Kanye. 

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this shit is unforgivable. it's kinda hard to enforce any real punishment on the person, it's not like they have a career we can cancel or anything. and they probably live in siberia or some shit.

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Twas ZOMBY

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