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GUEST,Rossey The problem with Discogs (70* d) RE: The problem with Discogs 12 Apr 19

Hi Punkfolk rocker, I was just trying to give an idea of what happens when you Google a song title. Discogs results force their way onto Google's engine, and show as false facts (or as Trump's reps. would say 'alternate facts'), either created by auto software, or by an original cover error from years ago being brought up and shown in the result as inferred evidence of the work's composition/authorship.   The reason I brought this here, was that I've contributed pearls of (non-wisdom) for years to Mudcat, and it is a platform where others do try and study the origins of songs and tunes and get to the bottom of where they come from. So I was just pointing out that sites like Discogs are throwing up false pieces of information on composition and authorship and the pitfalls involved. I do try and give credit to correct parties when discussing songs, and have an old fashioned ethic about giving people their due recognition - and if possible also the correct story of where they came from and the background of how they were written.

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