The Danish band Qu'est-ce Que fuck? claims that they were prevented from playing an anti-ACTA gig by KODA, a Danish rights-management society. They claim that KODA deliberately put a number of bureaucratic hurdles in their path, with the final straw being a demand that the band be paid 4,000 Kroner for their appearance (which was beyond the means of the organisers), despite the band's assurance that they would only perform their own material.
Our so-called guild KODA and the Aarhus police have done everything they could to prevent our performance today, and they succeeded.
The requirement of KODA's hand to the organizers of the demonstration was that we should have at least 4000 dollars for appearing today. 4000 crowns as organizers of today's demonstration obviously have not had time to travel when a claim was made yesterday, and as you know, not exactly make money by organizing popular protests.
We have tried to explain KODA that we want to play our own compositions free to support the event, but we had not.
We suggested them so that we could improvise the entire concert, avoiding rights issues at the event. This was not an option.
We do not feel that it is in our best interest to deny us the chance to play our music to the public!
We are not artists because of the pursuit of profit and regelrytteri. We simply can not help but create music.
Naturally, we believe that all people are entitled to payment for their work and musicians, we know that the problem lies in the piracy of our music or sharing our videos on youtube.
Koda away censoring free music from Aarhus' demonstration against the ACTA (Google Translate)
Koda bortcensurerer gratis musik fra Aarhus’ demonstration mod ACTA (original in Danish)
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