With great power comes great responsibility.
Yesterday the internet felt some type of way after learning that the one-of-a-kind One Night In Shaolin album was protected under an 88 year copyright clause. What did we perceive that mean? Well, the owner – who to be clear is spending 5 million plus for this – is barred from releasing the album for commercial gain.
It was originally thought that the right buyer could simply purchase, and if they chose, release the album. Well, according to RZA, that isn’t fully wrong. The clause, he clarified, only prevents them from selling the album for financial gain. They can still exhibit, and/or “give away” the music any way they choose. The fate of the album is largely in the hands of the eccentric rich person that invests in it’s brilliance.
Hopefully it’s way better than A Better Tomorrow, because that would sting!
See RZA’s full clarification, via Twitter, below.