terça-feira, abril 08, 2008

IFPI On My Back

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of the International Federation of the
Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and its member record companies. The IFPI
is a trade association whose member companies are some 1,450 major and
independent record companies in the US and internationally who create,
manufacture and distribute sound recordings. Under penalty of perjury,
we submit that the IFPI is authorized to act on behalf of its member
companies in matters involving the infringement of their sound
recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and common law rights
on the Internet.

We have learned that your service is hosting infringing files on its
network. These files contain sound recordings by the artists known as
Moby, Camille and Razorlight. These sound recordings are owned by some
of our member companies and have not been authorized for this kind of
use. We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is
not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. We assert
that the information in this notification is accurate, based upon the
data available to us.

We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this
unauthorized activity. Specifically, we request that you remove the
infringing files from your system or that you disable access to the
infringing files. In addition, please inform the site operator of the
illegality of his or her conduct.

You should understand that this letter constitutes notice to you that
this site operator may be liable for the infringing activity occurring
on your service. In addition, under the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, if you ignore this notice, you and/or your company may also be
liable for any resulting infringement. This letter does not constitute a
waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any such
unauthorized activities, and such rights as well as claims for other
relief are expressly retained.

You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 10 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DD,
United Kingdom or email Notices@ifpi.org, to discuss this notice. We
await your response.


Jeremy Banks

Vice-President, Internet Anti-Piracy


10 Piccadilly



United Kingdom

Email: Notices@ifpi.org


Blogger jos said...

turning down FREE advertising because of one or two songs? you'd think the record people would have more on their minds than attacking the people who are promoting their product.

keep the good tunes coming, Guuz.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Frans said...

Altijd leuk om weer eens iets van oude vrienden te horen :-)

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anônimo said...

companies sueing their customers ... what a bunch of morons.

"We have a good faith belief " : so what is it ? faith or belief ? or just plain idiocy ?

4:27 PM  
Blogger janevc. said...

Come on... there they are again!
Don't let them stop you to promote the musics!
Best regards,

9:11 AM  
Blogger A Has Been That Never Was said...

What if I were to say, invite a few friends over and play some music to them.

Essentially I am sharing this music with them. Is this an illegal act? They have the privilege of hearing music (without strict consent from the artist and their affiliates?)

It's easy to see what Radiohead were suggesting about record companies. Slimy, money-hungry censors. Boring.

Turn up the music!

4:11 AM  

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