The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104319 Message #2135148
Posted By: Anne Lister
28-Aug-07 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Copyright warning - bloggers!
Subject: RE: Copyright warning - bloggers!
We did a quick check this morning and yes, most folk performers on Lost in Tyme have clearly pulled their albums off Rapidshare(including Fairport)- the reason I posted this, though, was that if it can happen on one blogging site it could, presumably, happen on others too.
The trouble with notifying PRS or the MU (various helpful suggestions) is that the site is multi-national, the blogger carefully conceals his identity and how to contact him directly and this sort of thing is notoriously difficult to control.
Anyway, it's acting as a spur for me to get more copies made of the album concerned, get it to CDBaby and get it digitally distributed. And/or to put it on my own pages, independently.
Megan, if you go to most of the digital download sites you can listen before you spend very much (if anything) and then choose whether to download albums or single tracks. Also on MySpace there are generally three or four songs on artists' pages which you can certainly listen to for no charge.