Thursday, June 7, 2012

DMCA: The file "" has been suspended

Posted without (much) comment from yours truly. 

Please discuss the ironies of the IFPI (the British RIAA, for us Americans) filing a DMCA takedown notice on materials recorded when the band was under contract to nobody, for materials the band gave away for free, when nobody but a few journalists and partygoers in Georgia knew who they were...

The file "" has been suspended 

Dear MediaFire User:

MediaFire has received notification under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") that your usage of a file is allegedly infringing on the file creator's copyright protection.
The file named is identified by the key (14zk3yvi31mj3g5).
As a result of this notice, pursuant to Section 512(c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, we have suspended access to the file.
The reason for suspension was:
Under penalty of perjury, we submit that we are authorized to act on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies in matters involving the infringement of their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and common law rights on the Internet.
Information about the party that filed the report:
Company Name: IFPI
Contact Address: 10 Piccadilly London W1J 0DD United Kingdom
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  2. This has to be from the REM organisation, or to be more precise, parties acting on their behalf. However, very curious that the Cassette Set is the the target of the Notice and nothing else.

  3. There are words to describe this, but as this is a family blog, I'll refrain from saying what they are...

  4. A similar thing is happening to Del Rivers .. he’s been posting remixes of songs he did with Fudge Club to Youtube and they’re trying to stop him… and he SANG with the group for gosh sakes.