Saturday, July 28, 2007

Porno Para Ricardo rejects unauthorized use of their work

Two things....
The first, early this morning Fantomas sent an article from La Nueva Cuba which incorrectly says that Gorki from Porno Para Ricardo was sent to prison on Thursday as ordered by raul castro.
For y'all to know, raul castro doesn't order that people to be taken to prison, unless they are members of the high brass of the military, which are then either executed or locked for thirty years.
For dissidents, the arrest orders come from more lower.... they come from often unidentified thugs in the political police.
In any case, Gorki is not in jail. As we have informed, Gorki was summoned to the police station of Zapata & C to be "warned" about his "activities" and there was even a suggestion that he should leave Cuba. But he was not taken into custody.
We confirmed this information through our sources in Cuba. I wish that people understood that the dissemination of non confirmed information of this nature really compromises Gorki's freedom, not to mention that it takes damaging blows at his credibility.

The second is that Gorki heard that certain politicos were really interested in (as in drooling over it) using his music, and his "human interest" stories in their campaigns. To their surprise, he is of the same opinion of both writers of KillCastro: the politicos can go fuck themselves.
They have not done shit for the liberty of Cuba, or for the Cuban people, they haven't presented the case for Cuban freedom in an effective way to the American public, and well.... they are silent about the criminal policy of the dry foot wet foot. So he doesn't want to have anything to do with them.

Porno Para Ricardo's position is very clear, and we reproduce its text here in both Spanish and English.

Porno Para Ricardo mantiene su independencia política por sobre todas las cosas, a la vez que somos muy individualistas, políticamente hablando.
No recibimos fondos de ninguna organización politica, ni se los damos tampoco.
No pertenecemos ni representamos ningun partido político de Cuba o de fuera de Cuba y por tanto no autorizamos el uso de nuiestra música, o de la letra de nuestras canciones en forma ni medio alguno por parte de ninguna organización política como medios de campaña política ni de recaudación de fondos.
Todas las canciones, letras, música, imágenes, entrevistas, sitio web y audiovisuales producidos por Porno Para Ricardo son de propiedad intelectual exclusiva de la banda y todos los derechos estan reservados para uso único por parte nuestra.
Este material no se ha hecho para ser utilizado con propósitos políticos por nadie, mucho menos sin la expresa autorización por escrito por parte de Porno Para Ricardo.
Use nuestro material sin nuestra autorización y verá como su atrevimiento va a venir y le va a morder su mismísimo culo como un perro rabioso.

¡Palabra de rockeros punk!

Porno Para Ricardo maintains its political independence above all things and we cherish our political individualism very dearly.
We do not receive any fundings from any political organization, and we do not give any fundings to any political organization, either.
We do not belong to or represent the interests of any political party from Cuba or abroad, and we do not authorize the use of our music or the lyrics of our songs, in any form, way or shape for any political campaign or fund-raising purpose for any political party or organization.
All songs, lyrics, music, images, interviews, website and audiovisuals materials produced by Porno Para Ricardo are exclusive intellectual property of the band, and they are copyrighted material which is not intended to be used for political purposes by anyone, much less without the express written consent and authorization from Porno Para Ricardo.
Use our material without our authorization and it will bite you back in the ass like a mad dog.
Word of punk rockers!