When drawing from preexisting works, how do you balance legal and moral obligations with the potential to create new art?

John Biggs John Biggs
…the fact that almost NO revenue is generated from rare performances of music by “Classical” composers who are not very well known, I don’t believe there is any infringement here…
Noah Creshevsky Noah Creshevsky
Irrelevant economic and social considerations continue to limit our conception of what music can be…
Mathew Rosenblum Mathew Rosenblum
Current copyright and infringement law is unfortunately out of touch with today’s artistic sensibilities and, judging from the recent court ruling, is definitely heading in the wrong direction…
Jason Forrest (a.k.a. Donna Summer) Jason Forrest (a.k.a. Donna Summer)
There are so many kids with software making such great music and sampling from everything that there is no way to stop it…
Diane Thome Diane Thome
The question is who does it effectively, successfully, and with integrity, and who does not. There are composers who make it their own… Others just do a cut-and-paste job regurgitating whatever they find sitting around in a simplistic, literal, uncreative manner……