Sunday, March 11, 2012
As Ca_Nihil and I lost our Mediafire accounts, pretty much all links are offline. I admit it wasn't the smartest of the strategies, leaving all files on the same accounts, but it's not like we were going to absurd lengths just so we could provide music we didn't even know their owners wanted people to have. We've received a few DMCAs from some "big" bands (the one by Neurot Recordings broke my heart) and then one by Totenmond, which was the last straw for Mediafire. Seriously, Totenmond shooting DMCAs? I kinda laughed.
We heartily believe we were doing nothing wrong. Thanks to file sharing we were able to discover a multitude of bands we never would otherwise - and it never had a negative impact on the fact that we buy CDs and other material. I believe this holds true for most of us, music-sharers. Audio files do not provide the joy of having a CD case in hands, reading the booklet, all the graphical art. One does not substitute the other!
Well, about all those files, we won't be re-uploading them. We barely had time to upload new stuff! So, it's bye bye y'all. I hope we've been useful!
Posted by Bereft at 4:27 PM