Cease and Desist

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"I'm not a saint, but I'm not a sinner...everything's cool as long as I'm getting thinner."
Lily Allen / The Fear

Posted on April 11, 2005 8:16 PM in Music
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I got my very first Cease and Desist letter today. Apparently Paul Mitchell, Internet Anti-Piracy Administrator, didn't appreciate me hosting a few live Coldplay recordings and the recently leaked, unmixed version of their song "Talk" that has been floating around the web as of late. So he decided to send a letter to my ugly step-sister of a web host (not to be confused with the web host I'm always bragging about) and they, in turn, shut my entire site down. Gotta love that.

Anyway, I've already removed the files in question, even though I disagree with the idea that recordings from a live show (bootlegged, not official) are copyrighted by the performing band, and have opened a ticket with the ugly step-sister requesting that they reactivate my site (which hosts my GrayModern theme, among many other files). We'll have to see how the whole things plays out.

And to think my parents always considered me to be their good son ;)


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