I’m sorry to do this, but after receiving complaints about some of my Mediafire uploads, I have made the decision to remove all of my files from Mediafire and file links from posts. It’s not simply that I’m angry with them and their moronic policies, but I’m also tired of having friends go to download files, and to be assaulted with the horrible, and often virus-laden pop up ads that are part of the Mediafire “experience”! At this time, I am unable to believe in one service to the point that I’m willing to invest the time and money toward re-uploading yet again in the hopes of permanent storage. Even if I were to do so, it’s clear that sharing any recordings these days is considered to be copyright infringement by many. This supposed US law of 95 year copyright protection has led a whole generation of historic record collectors to share anonymously and surreptitiously. Here’s an article from ARSC about the problem.
Perhaps somewhere down the road the climate will change, and those of us trying to share these neglected orphan recordings will be appreciated instead of harassed. Until the time when I can find a way to share, I’m afraid I will not be able or willing to share my work in publicly accessed blogs. I had thought that the solution of my private blog might be the solution to some of the problems, but that still doesn’t solve the problem of accessibility to my files.
I will leave the essays and notes I have written up for reference, and perhaps I’ll try my hand at some commentary on some areas of related interest. Until then, my deepest gratitude to all who have supported my work and made valuable comments over the nearly 6 years since I began. I can’t say how grateful it has made me to participate in the community of those who love the wonderful legacy we have of recorded music!!