WordPress & Piracy

27 Jul

One of the problems of running a blog like this is the possibility of it being targeted on the grounds of piracy, even though 99% of this material will ever be available for purchase legitimately. Of course, in many respects this blog can be seen as a way of saving these recordings and making them available to play on today’s (and tomorrow’s) equipment long after the Quadraphonic experiment had stopped.

This posting is of some interest to me so i thought i’d share it with you all, so you know why if the blog suddenly disappear.


4 Responses to “WordPress & Piracy”

  1. SteveTuznik July 30, 2015 at 02:38 #

    I totally agree with you Quadro2013. These are recordings that are from another era that can no longer be purchased commercially and would basically otherwise be lost with the exception of a few enthusiasts.
    But the next generation is not used to vinyl and tape, and preserving them digitally the way OD and CB are doing here for example will hopefully keep this wonderful enveloping music around for our children’s, children’s children.

    We all know what has happened to the music industry. The big money from selling records is over. Bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd would not become millionaires if they started making the same music in today’s music delivery system.

    Here is an outstanding short video that describes the changes that have happened from when most of us were buying records in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, to now when my kids and everyone they know expect music and stuff for free. It’s called “Napster: Culture of Free”.
    I promise it’s worth a view.


  2. quadro2013 July 27, 2015 at 20:43 #

    You are really do a great job to save this recordings for the public. Otherwise they would be lost. Your work is so important for the public which is interested in the musically and technically culture of the 60s and 70s. Thank You!

  3. birdycat19 July 27, 2015 at 18:23 #

    Indeed–some great reading and it’s quite encouraging that WP isn’t bending over for every lawyer’s letter http://transparency.automattic.com/tag/hall-of-shame/.

    But more to the point, of course: nothing terrifies record companies more than a few dozen middle-aged guys preserving and enjoying music in a 40-year-dead format. Not to mention that when by some miracle a quad album is actually rereleased in the modern day the original version is pulled from this blog. Ay caramba.

  4. Owen Smith July 27, 2015 at 14:58 #

    WordPress seem to take a very sensible approach to this. Some of the examples in their Hall Of Shame for over zealous copyright enforcers are hilarious.

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