Posting some Andrew McKenzie records, I knew there was a risk of seeing him ask to remove the posts as he often did on other blogs sharing The Hafler Trio material - though I made the choice, as I always try to do, to post only long time out-of-print releases (he has also expressed his views here). His message has arrived but this time this is not only a request to remove the links but also a kind of proposal. Feel free to answer him in comments. Here is the message :
I am the copyright owner in the recorded work referenced here: I have never given, nor have I ever been asked to give, permission to include this material in any way in this form.
I would ask, respectfully and politely, that you remove this as soon as possible.
I know that some people find this absurd, even though I have indicated many times my reasons for this publicly. I also have been insulted publicly simply for making my wishes known. I have also seen people try to justify their actions by stating that they are, by posting such material in a manner against my express wishes, 'helping' me, and 'doing me a favour'.
some people do listen, and remove the material - most times, however, it is clear that they do so out of fear of legal action, and not their own conscience.
so. I have a proposal for an alternative situation, one which will help everybody concerned. if enough people gather together who wish to post this material and *really* help me, I will reciprocate. I and the organisation to which I belong are looking for an agent. details of this can be found at http://www.simplysuperior.org. if we are sucessfully provided with one, we will not only pay the person leading us to that situation, but actually give you a release to post as far and wide as you please, with no restrictions. moreover, this will be ONLY available through your channels.
this is a sincere offer, and made in the spirit of genuine desire for co-operation. I will be pleased to answer any questions directed to me away from this channel.
./andrew m. mckenzie
p.p. The Hafler Trio