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Thread #35698   Message #500505
Posted By: GUEST
07-Jul-01 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
Subject: RE: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
If I understand UK law correctly, once the original copyright is sold to a second party, the second party is not legally required to disclose any information regarding said copyright, for the purpose of collection of royalties, to seek redress, etc.

Which is an abomination, of course, but there you have it.

So, since Bulmer isn't legally required to disclose what he does or doesn't have, any discussion of what actually exists is mere conjecture. No one, including Dick Gaughan, has come forward and said "On June 15, 2001, I was in the presence of Dave Bulmer, and he played Nic Jones' masters which were in "X" condition."

The point is, nobody knows what Bulmer has, and Bulmer ain't talkin'. Hasn't won friends and influential people to his side, but it is the reality of the current situation.

For some reason, after many years of this go-round, some still think that talking about this publicly will change the current reality.

Not everyone agrees with that assessment, or even that repeated attempts to publicly villify and ostracize Bulmer will create an ending which will have justified the means.

To say that those of us in the latter camp love Bulmer, and wish to act as his defenders, is to miss the point entirely.

I'm not talking about Bulmer here. I'm talking about the people who hate Bulmer, and who choose to keep the jihad going to suit their petty vindictive natures.