Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Blogger DMCA Takedown Notification

I received an email from Blogger yesterday regarding three posts on In-Flight:  Garry Blake, Mellow Fruitfulness and Michel Legrand.  I have now removed the links but kept the posts there.

Interestingly, by law, they cannot delete my posts - just put them into draft mode, which they did.  They also have to list the complainants, but with any personal info redacted.  This is the link they sent me, interesting stuff:

http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi

Not been a good week in blogger land, to be honest.  Before this a lot of links I had on Megaupload and Rapidshare have been deleted.  If you try and download a file and the link is dead then please contact me.  I'm not going to replace the files - it takes too much time.

Is this the beginning of the end?

15 comments:

Fabien MORISSET said...

Oh, NO!
You are my favourite blog ever, how could I go on without you?
Let's all find a way out of this!!!

Lounge Addict said...

I agree with FM, you have an excellent blog and I have enjoyed following it for the last few months. Please continue with it for as long as you can. For every incident like this there are hundreds that escape the radar.

I am always amazed, also, at how good the album cover photos look. I have tried but always have reflections, glares, not perfectly straight results.

Finally, in you collection of albums, and I can imagine it must be vast and impressive, do you have the 3 Geoff Love Big Movie Theme albums - Concerto, Musical, and Hollywood, as I would love to hear them again after all these years.

Congratlations of a wonderful blog, and do please carry on. Don't let the b******d's grind you down !!

Kindest regards Paul

OxfordDickie said...

As a fellow blog owner, i oo am worried about what is happening, the thought police are everywhere.

Many blogs (including mine) deal with materialnot available anywhere officially. If the record company's made it available i don't believe the blogs would be anywhere near as popular as they are.

In fact they supply a very important service, that is of archiving material. We are forced to do it, because they won't.

I wish you all the luck in the world, and lets hope we are all here this time next year


http://the-quad-blog.blogspot.com

Crichton72 said...

As you may have seen, HOS is dealing with similar trauma. Good luck. Thanks for the shares.

nlgbbbblth said...

I got five takedowns earlier! Nearly 60% of my links "unavailable". Unpleasant times.

I assume that the record companies will be rush-releasing reissues of all those deleted albums in the next couple of months.

Phillip said...

Take care and stay cool. Like everyone else here, I love what you do and am grateful for your generosity. I hope you can find a way to keep going.

I-FE said...

AH, Fabien, sweet as ever. Thank you.

LOL Paul! Yes, I'm looking forward to pre-ordering my deluxe Raymond Lefevre boxset which will no doubt be rush released in the near future.

LoungeAddict, Dickie, Crichton and Philip. Yes, it's a shame that they've decided to target our blogs. I will keep posting, but I think the old cliche of "get 'em while they're hot!" will apply as who knows how long the links (or our blogs) will stay active.

Dickie, I downloaded your Dracula, even if only for the slightly different cover to mine. I've not got any quad material, but remember my cousin having a system in the 70s.

Vinyl Room said...

I missed that Mellow Fruitfulness album, boo hoo.

VR

Baz said...

Dammit, I love this blog. Here's hoping that they give up before you do.

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Sam said...

Love this blog, fingers crossed it stays alive! Best of luck!

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika, said...

VR, I have not found a way to contact you, so I have left a comment now in your last post. The mega link is still alive, I have just checked it.

Fearless Leader said...

This is a brilliant blog. If worse comes to worst, perhaps you can take the private route. I know that several of us would follow you into a closed forum if need be.

Cheers.

I-FE said...

Just checked and Chilling Effect still haven't listed WHO complained about my posts and those on HOS, Spiral, etc.

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