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In Reply to: RE: Giving up on downloads posted by Felixer on November 23, 2019 at 07:38:24
I empathize over classical metadata. My OCD side forces me to make my library cosistent (an opus I suspect will never be complete).
As for your downloads, you only purchased a license to play the file. You have no right to re-sell or even give it away. The same holds for physical media, except that you own the disc but not the recording. So you can sell a disc but you should not keep a recording for yourself.
I find much this advice quite impractical and somewhat absurd.
I am not a legal expert but I think I am more practical than absurd. I recall someone trying to setup a download re-selling scheme where the intermediary would guarantee your copy was removed from your library as part of the transaction but it did not come to fruition.
"the intermediary would guarantee your copy was removed from your library"?? Really?? That's a plan I'd like to see.
IIRC, when you offered your download for sale the system would access your library and delete any copies. That, plus music companies not wanting people selling digital copies of their music if probably why it never came to pass.
I have bought many downloads and there is no way that any of the vendors can access my library, let alone delete them. I own that copy.
Perhaps you didn't really buy them.
No, as I recall, this was someone trying to set-up a download trading/re-selling system independent of music vendors. I think the idea was that if you sold a download via his company/system he would verify that you no longer kept a copy for yourself. Anyway, all moot as nothing came of it.
"the system would access your library and delete any copies"?? Really??
And never make any mistakes as to what is deleted?? Talk about being invasive!! And what about the safety copy I have on my 4TB USB disk??
Like I said elsewhere, distributors know there will be copying and (should) factor that into their pricing.
Dealers of old CDs apart, hobbyists are unloading their CD and SACD collections while keeping the files with safety copies. They sound better and are much easier to handle as files. Others are copying from friends and from public libraries. No amount of legal pontificating is going to stop this. Most of the material, I think, would not be purchased new or is OOP anyway. I do buy CDs from time to time, but almost never new. Really no reason to buy new. CDs are not like LPs.
I've definitely seen some sites where, under the FAQ's, they answer the question, "What if I want to give a particular download as a gift (by means of a flash drive or whatever)?" They say you can do it, as long as you delete the file on your own hard drive once you've given the file away.
As for keeping the rips of CD's etc on your own drive after you've gotten rid of the physical product, my understanding is that that is not legal, strictly speaking. However, in practice, I doubt that most users are that scrupulous.
I don't really understand why we talk about the law in these situations. The law is unenforced and unenforceable . . . other than for mass counterfeiting and sale.
Creators of media entertainment take full financial advantage of the technology and price their products knowing full well that copying is part of the sale, part of the deal. Their accompanying legal pronouncements notwithstanding.
In fact, in the days of cassettes, I broke the law with Ivan Moravec one time! He was telling me that he wished he could hear the Cortot re-orchestration of the Chopin Second Piano Concerto. I made a cassette copy of my Haskil/Markevitch recording of that work (which uses the Cortot orchestration) and gave it to him the next day! I'm hoping the statute of limitations has expired for my criminal act! ;-)
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