The Letter U and the Numeral 2

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The Letter U and the Numeral 2
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EP by Negativland
Released 1992
Genre Experimental
Length 25:56
Label SST
Producer Negativland
Negativland chronology
Guns
(1992)
Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2
(1992)
Free
(1993)
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Letter U and the Numeral 2 is a 96-page magazine and 25-minute CD by Negativland detailing their conflict with the band U2, over Negativland's EP of the same name. It was released in 1992 as a limited edition of 4000 copies. Two months after its release, SST Records blocked its distribution with a lawsuit claiming, among other things, copyright infringement based on reproductions of press releases sent to the press by SST; "in essence, suing the band for printing (their) threat to sue the band".[citation needed] SST's lawsuit is similar to the "Streisand effect".

Three years later, Negativland re-released this as Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2. It included "Crosley Bendix Discusses the U.S. Copyright Act" plus nine other tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crosley Bendix Discusses the U.S. Copyright Act" - 25:56

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