Cardrossmaniac2 points to this Jan Jelinek project from 2009 as a Germanic cousin to The Focus Group
"Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples" means Society for The Emancipation of Samples
Jelinek's blurb for Circulations:
Naturally, this newfound 'legal security' remains deceptive – after all, it would help to limit, not prevent potential damages in case of a lawsuit. Perceived legal protection becomes the glorious gloss of the decriminalisation of sampling. A valid fallacy nevertheless – as long as the illusion has an emancipating influence on the artist's overall approach.