The Letter U and the Numeral 2

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".

The Letter U and the Numeral 2
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EP by
Released1992
GenreExperimental
Length25:56
LabelSST
ProducerNegativland
Negativland chronology
Guns
(1992)
The Letter U and the Numeral 2
(1992)
Free
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

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 listingEdit

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

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