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Thread #166144   Message #3992761
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
17-May-19 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: PermaThread: Free On-Line Trad Folk Performances
Subject: RE: Free On-Line Trad Folk Performances
Jim - various models have been tried since the internet became popular.

The worst are the secretive elite exclusive sharing groups,
where ego and personal status of collector's, and the size of their hoard,
matter more than sharing the music...

The easiest were the blogs which provided well researched and informative open and free downloads to any who wanted them..

Unfortunately the latter, are the easiest targets to be taken down by copyright enforcers...

There needs to be a fair compromise of accesibility for all,
and protection from malignant spoilsports who get a kick from informing 'the authorities'...