Saturday, June 9, 2012

this one goes out...

Today we were contacted by the IFPI to discuss removal of the Cassette Set from Mediafire.

From: IFPI <>
Date: June 8, 2012 9:34:42 AM PDT
To: xxxx
Subject: Removal of Mediafire link
To: Webmaster
Dear Sir,
Can you contact me via to discuss how the mediafire link containing REM recordings was removed.

Reply sent.  Will update with responses as needed.  Interesting to see if this was not initiated by Universal, but clearly feathers have been ruffled because I don't see the IFPI following up on random run-of-the-mill DMCA takedowns with personal emails to the alleged offenders.


  1. Maybe it's members or associates of REM kicked up a fuss via their publisher rather than Universal/IRS? (Since those songs are pre-label could be more a publisher issue)

    But yes - as someone who has had a Cease & Desist they NEVER reply and never discuss it (but that was pre-DMCA).

    Or just IFPI didn't like being fingered in a related article? Ruffled feathers etc. LOL.

  2. yeah once it hit press it now brought the eye of Sauron to your domain

  3. The silence is deafening. Maybe you can get the EFF to help you out like The Oatmeal.

  4. The silence is deafening. Maybe you should call the EFF and see if they are interested in have a talk with the RECORD COMPANY.

  5. IFPI says REM has to give me rights to share these. End of story.