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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 29 | volume V | November-December, 2002



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Blesok no. 29November-December, 2002
Sound Reviews

Pirates

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Ljupčo Jolevski

    On the complimentary copies of the album by Tose Proevski– If you look me in the eyes, that is to be released within hours, almost every new song begins with the warning “buy only the original medium, not the pirate one”. This request, that the publisher Production MRTV[1] and especially the new executive producers (the management team) of the great Macedonian star rightfully insist on, is not unknown to the Macedonian journalists. They are probably the only ones who remind the public that this country has to implement the laws, in the papers they write for. In this case that is the copyright law, which is still not implemented in our countylett, independent and sovereign Macedonia. As if we wait for someone from abroad to come and start straightening the matters. Or maybe to beat our hands with a whip, and shriek at us that we have forgotten, that we are carried away… etc. And then “our people” will be pretending to start taking care, they will start visiting the shops, the markets, they will start collecting the “CD toll”. Probably, in their “successful action” they will collect the long-play thingies for common people’s entertainment. In the ideal case, they (the CDs) may end up accumulating dust in some warehouse, and it is even more possible that they will never be destroyed (eg. like the million copies in China). Definitely, they will play “hide and seek” with the ones that represent the last link of the well– developed chain that spreads throughout the Balkans. So, that is how it will end, more or less. But, that’s not the point at all. The fact that a few thousand CDs will be collected (nicely, with quarrels, hostility or use of violence) doesn’t mean a thing. All in vain. And in spite of the fact that these steps are also a kind of action that the authorities have to take. The state will start its action by throwing out the pirate (computer) system that represents at least half, if not more, of the equipment of the state apparatus. Then, the imports (imported goods) have to be stopped, because it is clear that the “business” is supported by these products that were imported from the east (in the past) and now are imported from the north of our country. Only after this is done, the circle may be tightened by inspection of the domestic

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1. MRTV= Macedonian National Radio and Television






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