Friday, October 24, 2008

K-tel

Getting harassed about copyright infringement issues from blogger by http://www.chillingeffects.org, but I don't know exactly what they are yet, all I know is that Explosive Radio Hits1978 and Teaser (which only similar artist on them is Elton John) have been removed. Until I know what exactly is the issue, this will only be this post on the blog.

It may be the last post , so I'd like to say thanks to contributors Deutros, Captian Goodvibes, Daz, Oldshepp, mum :-), Virgina, Bromlyn and special thanks to big Al.

ps might be a good idea to remember my email


or I could just make my own artwork, and see what happens

22 comments:

skids said...

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please note that it may take Chilling Effects up to several weeks to post the notice online at the link provided.

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We are in the process of removing from our servers the links that allegedly infringe upon the copyrights of others. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. See http://www.educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT_ID=254 for more information about the DMCA, and see http://www.google.com/dmca.html for the process that Blogger requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see http://www.google.com/dmca.html#counter.

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darnall 42 said...

sad news,another of my fave blogs has gone.thanx for your great stuff

Anonymous said...

Google owns Blogger. As far as I know all DMCA notices received by Google are automatically copied to the Chilling Effects site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_Effects_(group)

Blogger should only be concerned about infringing files that are hosted on their service (Blogger) - perhaps images of the K-Tel logo, or album covers. Infringing files (eg. music) hosted on other sites is none of their concern, particularly if those sites are not US-based. The DMCA does not apply to sites outside the US, eg. Rapidshare.

Anonymous said...

To rephrase:

Blogger (and the DMCA) really has no business telling you what you can and can't link to.

But fair enough if some of the images (hosted by Blogger) are infringing (even if they are 30 years old...)

Worth doing a counter-notification, if you can be bothered. Other alternative is to just move your blog so it's hosted somewhere else - perhaps outside of the US ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing some great memories, all the cassettes I have of these compilations are all worn out or lost to time.
Cheers!

darnall42 said...

is this blog being closed have anything to do with this http://www.ktel.com/classics/ ?

Anonymous said...

That K-Tel Classics site is a joke, darnall42. It's been "coming soon" for about seven years.

Anonymous said...

too bad...i thought it was all just about to begin with the 80's stuff...Thanks for your good work you all..so happy to hear a lot of those old tunes again.

Combom said...

good luck, and thanx for everything so far :)

Auspopmixer said...

why oh why? No sense of humour these blokes.

Anonymous said...

The site and links are still on google cache btw if you search you can find them.

Darnall 42 said...

http://charityshopstuff.blogspot.com/2008/10/va-get-dancin-k-tel-1975.html

Vezlandia Day's Acceptance of Reality said...

Just when I found a blog I really liked. Oh, the memories. Best of luck and a big "two fingers in the air" to the likes of the blokes with their copyright issues. This shite is old. KTEL should be thankful for the generous service you all were doing for them.
Regards, mates!

Anonymous said...

I think the posting actual files on sites like rapidshare if you want to avoid this.......

If I were "documenting" subject matter as this I would perhaps try to find working torrents on "The Pirate Bay" or the like and post links to the torrents on those sites instead. The DMCA seems not to be able to intimidate these sites so much.

Also since you do not host the torrents (and was not the one toupload them there ;-p) the DMCA cant touch you. If they try sue them for harassment and defamation

Anonymous said...

I am sorry. You brought much joy to me! THANK YOU!
Bryan Peterson

PJ said...

The DMCA, being US based, while seeminly justified in their investigations following reports/allegations of breaching any of their acts, really shouldn't be sticking their noses into stuff that does not apply to their constitutional amendments, or is outside US.

Someone obviously has way too much time on their hands to even bother with reporting you to DMCA. So lame. Really. We are Aussies, not Americans, we shouldn't be dictated to - because we have our OWN copyright legislation regarding website content and disclaimers regarding copyright were already in place.

I personally do not see what the fuss is about, unless you are served with a C&D I'd strongly suggest you take it up with those people responsible and/or file a counter notification if you want closure to this, because it's utterly ridiculous.

In any event, many thanks for the classic stuff from blogspots like this and others - 2 thumbs up! :D

Hope you get this bs sorted out soon.

Anonymous said...

The name of your blog is what probably caused a red flag and they sent someone to investigate. You might want to consider renaming your blog or start a new one.

Anonymous said...

Tell Google to go to HELL!

skids said...

http://kay-tel.blogspot.com/2008/09/selector.html#comments

nicko said...

skids that is friggin awesome, matey.

cheers and tnx for that !!

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daneright said...

love yr work mate, thanks for bringing back the memories