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Thread #49544   Message #751511
Posted By: treewind
20-Jul-02 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: Help: nic jones reissue
Subject: RE: Help: nic jones reissue
Ron Olesko - the reason why Bulmer is selling CDR's is because if you have pressed CD's made in more than small test quantities the MCPS has to be notified. Conversely, if you make CDRs, you are accountable to nobody for the numbers produced. Hence you are not accountable for royalty payments. Celtic music has no MCPS* licence. You may draw your own conclusions.

I would guess that when that rule was made, nobody in their right mind would try to sell music on CDR. Blanks were expensive, the recording process was slow, CD recorders were expensive and the whole process was error prone. Now I can buy a box of 10 CDRs for a fiver and burn an hour of music in less that three minutes each...


(*MCPS - Mechanical Copyright Protection Society - the UK authority for licensing the production and copying of recorded music)