Tuesday, 6 October 2009

lolwut.

So today I received a VERY long email from HostGator. They told me I have been accused of copyright infringement (lol) for a Boys Noize track posted some time ago. All I have to say is, FUCK YOU, MUSIC INDUSTRY.

Music is art, not a business. So what do you guys think? Have we bitten off more than we can chew? Let me know.

Prez Jordan


21 comments:

Zachary Diaz said...

Everyone knows the music industry sucks. I'm probably going to get in trouble with my host one day because of the various tracks I post and the songs I use in my video blogs.

I'm making no money from anything, but they're going to do everything they can to pry money from the masses.

Resist as much as you can, each time someone defies the RIAA/MPAA/etc, the argument for shutting them down becomes stronger. (Also, do your best to get in contact with Boys Noize and see what they say?)

Best of luck.

untra said...

Prez, if the industry asks you to remove a track, than as a music blogger you are obligated to comply.

The industry must first ask for a cease and desist before they can call copyright infringement. Just remove the track, write a brief letter of apology to Host Gator and Boys Noize's manager, refer them both to this bad boy (http://www.ilictronix.com/2007/07/disclaimer.html), and call it a day.

This isn't the music industry's fault, just a pushy manager's fault. This is not a problem, just a cease and desist.

Anonymous said...

just comply with cease and desist. make sure you let them know on your website that you will comply with any valid cease and desist letters. DONT terminate hosting man.

bobeotm said...

I have to say first that I just discovered your blog and its is by far my new favorite music blog. Your musical taste is right down my alley. I hope you keep doing what you are doing because I have found out about several lesser known artists through your blog.

As for the cease and desist letters, be careful. From other blogs Ive followed, they tend not to do a whole lot more than threaten, but those blogs just remove the link, but ultimately keep doing what they do. Some blogs stopped offering downloads directly, and use a go-between service. That way they arent hosting the music themselves, they just provide a link to where it IS hosted.

Anonymous said...

I am a regular internet user but by no means an expert in finding stuff for free. However, the reality of the situation is that one can get any song ever put on an album/EP for free whether it is hosted on your blog or not. The internet is an unstoppable beast and anything can be found if one knows where to look and is willing to put a bit of time into it. I don't understand why the music industry doesn't just realize this and understand that most of the money comes from live performances anyway. It's funny that you mention that Boys Noize is one of the artists who asked you to do this because I downloaded a 4 gig Boys Noize discography with every song and liveset he's ever made in about two hours (lol). Keep going at it man, we'll find the music either way, you just make it much easier and create a community to go with it =D.

prez jordan said...

Damn nice comments. I contacted HostGator and they said the issue is resolved now :) I really love them, I recommend them HIGHLY.

Anonymous said...

stupid. any track you post...the same track or a remix or the whole album has been posted on a 1000 other sites. get over it boys noize. you only had 2 good tracks on your new album anyway. would have been a waste of money to buy it. interest and respect towards your band is being generated for free by letting songs be shared

Cheets said...

Harsh, anon. Boys Noize/Alex prolly isn't even chuffed that the tracks have been posted. Hell, he even posts tracks himself on his own blog. More likely than not his management or someone who hasn't even let him know has acted on his behalf (regardless of what he thinks) and made the call to send the notice.

Boba Fettuccini said...

It's best we comply when asked specifically to remove something. Most blogs I read quite frequently have {link removed by Artist/Management/Label Request] next to the players of some of their tracks. It's something I really hoped Ilictronix would never deal with, but it seems Jordan's created something popular enough to gain the notice of managers and labels... so it's just as much a good thing as a bad thing. We could just as easily blame it all on fans as we could the recording industry. :p

Joe said...

Strange. Louis normally turns up for posts like this :D

Walnut said...

I'm honestly surprised at some of the comments. First of all, I post stuff on my own blog that I don't have the rights to, so let's get that out of the way. But for people to get so pissed because they are not being allowed to steal a product is kind of crazy to me. These musicians that we love have the right to make you pay for their art. If a label wants something removed, so be it, keep posting until they ask you not to.
If some one hijacked your blog (referring to all, not just ilictronix) and posted your work as their own, you might get a little bent out of shape.

ps- congrats on your growing popularity

Walnut said...

A couple of things to add:
1) the congrats was genuine, i realize it looks like it might be sarcastic, but seriously, it's cool you guys are growing, you post good stuff!

2) I also realize there are some seemingly contradicting statements in my comment. Yes, I'm not completely against posting music, especially just single songs or streams (as opposed to albums, EPS, etc), but at the same time, if the copyright holder wants some one to stop, it's not that crazy of a request.

3) FInally, i reread the comments and I guess I was mostly referring to the first one, as far being surprised at some of the statements being made. Most comments were pretty spot on

sorry for the rambling! i'm not so great at teh innernetz

Anonymous said...

FUCK THEM!! Keep posting!!!

If they want the exposure and the money to come from it, like DJ's did for Hip Hop, then stop being dicks and understand how the business works!! I don't to but anything from someone I've never heard of and seen. If you or someone else has a couple of songs to preview or download, then I'm more likely to buy!!

FUCK YOU RIAA!!

Psylark said...

If you didn't put that track up I never would have known that he was even MAKING a new album...And you even said "out of respect there will be no download link at this time"

So no, you haven't overstepped the mark. If you get one more complaint I'd consider it that you can't download the tracks anymore.

prez jordan said...

To set things straight, Im mad that they went right above me and filed a complaint. Asking me to take something down is perfectly fine.

prez jordan said...

but thank you everybody :D

Walnut said...

Yeah, that is weird they wouldn't ask first... that would bother me too

Ed Banger Kids said...

What a buncha a-holes. Like you said all they had to do was ask, and instead they got all technical with it. Just a bump in the road. Keep it going.

Steve said...

YO FUCK DA POLICE!!!!!!!

Boba Fettuccini said...

I could write a rap song by compiling all these responses.

Jesper Karlsson said...

Fuck 'em! keep up the great bloging.