Thursday, April 15, 2010

I've been served!

Too much monkey business around town....stay tuned!

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Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog is alleged to infringe upon the copyrights of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to "draft" status. (If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.) This means your post - and any images, links or other content - is not gone. You may edit the post to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the post in question will be visible to your readers again.

A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. For more information on our DMCA policy, including how to file a counter-claim, please see http://www.google.com/dmca.html.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can search for the DMCA notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Chilling Effects search page at http://www.chillingeffects.org/search.cgi, and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed. If it is brought to our attention that you have republished the post without removing the content/link in question, then we will delete your post and count it as a violation on your account. Repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account including deleting your blog and/or terminating your account. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

Affected URLs:

http://matsuli.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-know-we-can-make-it-300-and-counting.html

16 comments:

fortherecord said...

We can only speculate as to who complained - oh dear oh dear

matt said...

I did hesitate when mixing in new tracks from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Mulatu and Die Antwoord. Might even have been the boys at Strut who didn't take kindly to me dropping some of the singles from their new compilation due out fairly soon.

I'm going to rethink this site.....

Tim said...

What a shame. I have always thought that you have been scrupulous about pointing people to new and upcoming releases and have been equally careful to only post single tracks from records that are currently available. In this, your site has acted like a sampler album, offering visitors a chance to "try before you buy" rather than offering them entire CDs.

Why they have targeted you is a mystery when a huge number of sites upload entire new CDs within days of their release, not just from major labels but from small independents such as Strut and Analog Africa.

matt said...

I suspect it's worldcircuit based on what Ngoni posted...let me verify

John B. said...

Well, this sucks. I don't generally post new, in-print stuff but have taken down files immediately when requested. If only World Circuit or whoever had asked you privately.

ken_yatta said...

Wow! Sorry Matt, I can't see why your site would be targeted. Hope things work out for the best. keep us informed please.


Ken

Reza said...

sorry mate I'm afraid youve joined the rest of us , me included
the post in questioon for me didnt even have a dl link ????
I dont think they even checked , apparently a second complaint and blogger pulls entire blog so make sure you back up content

Africolombia said...

I am sorry Bro,
I had to switch to wordpress.com my account was closed by blogspot.com

encourage you, go ahead and do it if you want change! continue with us

Fabian-

Spinning said...

Hang in there, Matt.... so many of these DMCA notices (recent) have been about music that actually *is* cleared by labels, artists, etc.

I think I'd be looking for other digs (not on Blogger) if I got a takedown notice. People are going beyond the point of absurdity these days per crying foul under the DMCA.

all best wishes to you!
Spinning

matt said...

Looks like it was a blanket compliant sent from the UK:
http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512c/notice.cgi?NoticeID=37609

Anyway whilst I enjoy the flexibility and functionality of blogger I will be changing platform shortly....

Francis said...

'Might even have been the boys at Strut who didn't take kindly to me dropping some of the singles from their new compilation due out fairly soon.'

Matt - i don't think so, and I'd be very surprised. best, Francis

DJ Jonathan E. said...

What utterly sucks about this is that the alleged copyright infringement is not actually hosted on Blogger. All that is on Blogger are words describing some copyrighted material and a link to a file hosting service (well, not any longer) where the actual, or rather digital, material could be found. It's an infringement on your free speech to describe a product. Further, it's an anonymous complaint — what happened to the right to face one's accuser? Lastly, the way the DMCA works assumes guilt prior to proof of the alleged offence. What if your words describing a copyrighted material did not in fact point to the material but to something else, a photo of your cat for example? The DMCA is a fascist piece of legislation whatever way you look at it and it's extremely unfortunate that Blogger is forced to comply with it. I hope the EFF will one day unsheath its claws and rip this ridiculous legislation to shreds.

DJ Jonathan E. said...

It's looking like World Circuit are the bad guys:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.crisoldemusicas.com/2010/02/blogger-cierra-afrocubanlatinjazz.html&ei=VPLYS8LPKILYsgOW7OWdBg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBEQ7gEwAjgK&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dafrocubanlatinjazz%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den

A bit of a job to read through it for English-only speakers with the auto-translation, but while the evidence is not definitive, it seems telling. I liked AfroCubanLatinJazz. What all these First World record companies don't understand is that no one is going to buy their shit in poorer parts of the world — no one can!Money is tight. And, damn, it's culture, not commerce! Well, perhaps I won't participate in their commerce any longer. I spent a lot of money with World Circuit over the years.

DJ Jonathan E. said...

Here's the original Spanish language blog referenced above concerning who may have closed down AfroCubanLatinJazz and who may be stomping around issuing DMCA notices right, left and center:

http://www.crisoldemusicas.com/2010/02/blogger-cierra-afrocubanlatinjazz.html

matt said...

For some reason it reminds me of the closing scenes of Aguirre, the Wrath of God by Hertzog... with the record companies on the stranded rafts slowly halucinating to death.

To be absolutely clear: I do not post full length high quality commercially available albums for profit.

recopetin said...

MOTHERFUCKERS