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GUEST,Rossey The problem with Discogs (70* d) The problem with Discogs 06 Apr 19


Just a warning to anyone using this so called database as a source of authorship information. It is giving wrong data for alleged composers with its auto created 'composition by' feature listing songs on a stand alone basis. I am horrified to find songs my father wrote being stated on pages, to be "composed by" the artists performing them and also the dates are screwed up... take 'Home to Inverness'. it says this is composed by Joss Esplin and Sandra Wright and first recorded in 1992. It was in fact correctly credited on the CD to Stewart Ross, and it's first recording was on a single in 1969. This site is flagrantly claiming to give copyright information and is in fact breaching my father's paternity rights on a number of his songs.   I am also distressed that many printing errors, and miscredits from the past are re-surfacing through this and other such sites. I have in the past gone to the bother of having covers altered and registrations amended, but these vultures are undoing the hard work I and my late father put in to getting corrections made. So do not in any way use this site as an authoritative database for finding out information on songs. There are others of its ilk, but this is the only one with autbots that are creating what claims to be 'composition by'
pages. Misprints and false claims happen, but these sites constantly repeat the errors and remain up there to be googled. Rant over!


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