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GUEST,Rossey The problem with Discogs (70* d) RE: The problem with Discogs 07 Apr 19

Ed.. it has the same song listed as two songs. One correct. the other as Composed by Joss Esplin and Sandra Wright. When you Google it comes up with "composition by..Joss Esplin" Its autobots, in the absence of other information they create a song page, giving out information that the performer on the record composed it. This is a breach of paternity rights. and also one of the reasons it should not be used as a source of copyright information. That information is not on the CD it is created by this parasitic database.that undoes all the work to ensure that correct writers and registrations are held on songs. Also as I say covers frequently have miscredits, due to human error and printing issues.

Discogs autobots do create separate pages for the same songs with garbage given for when they first appeared.   Take 'My Bonnie Maureen' written by my father - it says 1988..and has Daniel O' Donnell's version as the first recording. Elsewhere it has another version by my father recorded in 1971 (which is the real first appearance).   It's creating false song profiles, listing different versions of the same song in umpteen different ways often with wrong composition details. This is being stated as fact and is damaging to the song copyright.

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