[Dixielandjazz] Copyright infringement

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Tue Oct 12 16:14:17 PDT 2004

Not only that, John, but many of your MIDI files appear on other websites with either no attribution or with the implication that they were created by the owner of the website. It's sickening.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Farrell 
  To: DJML 
  Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 3:19 PM
  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Copyright infringement

  Copyright protection is effective only if the copyright holder is prepared
  to spend shedloads of money in defence of his rights.

  Among other things, I sell CDs containing the sheet music (in .pdf format)
  of more than 100 of my transcriptions and arrangements. Recently I
  discovered that some unprincipled SOB masquerading under a pseudonym had
  published the whole lot on the web, when I tackled him about it he simply
  gave me the raised finger. Each piece of music is clearly marked with my
  name against the copyright symbol, nevertheless there seems to be absolutely
  nothing I can do to stop this activity. The culprit must know that I am
  unwilling to spend huge amounts of money chasing him through the legal
  system in the hope of obtaining a miniscule return.

  Copyright? Phooey!!

  John Farrell

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