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Thread #35698   Message #497378
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
03-Jul-01 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
Subject: RE: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
The very restrained and balanced comments made by almost everyone contributing to this thread can in no way be likened to a Jihad. It is not particularly even about Nic Jones, The Celtic Music back catalogue was acquired from several defunct recording companies and individuals and contains works by many well respected performers, Nic just happens to be one the world is more aware of. Many people who I know would like to be able to buy new copies of those recordings, either because thy missed the original release, or because an old LP has worn out, or maybe they would like to play it on CD.
They are being denied this opportunity because sombody (for whatever reason) is sitting on the rights to re-publish the works. Most of us do not care whether the reason is personal or commercially motivated, we just view it as a situation which we do not regard as being fair to ANY of the performers who are being denied an opportunity for financial gain from their own work.
Nobody is expecting Mr. Bulmer to delve into his own pocket to produce and market the recordings, we would just like him to allow a situation where the performers could take their own steps to do so if they should so wish.
Is asking for people to be treated fairly a Holy War?
Perhaps it is! I am NOT a Christian, but isn't that why they nailed somebody to a tree? He asked people to treat others fairly!
Thus ends the Epilogue/Monologue.
Geoff the Duck!