Re: The End Of The Red Hot Jazz Archive?
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Henderson" <ahhayesyes@...>
>Those labels had never showed a real will to do anything with
> There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that with redhotjazz.com off
> the internet, EMI, Sony/BMG and Vivendi Universal will RUSH wonderfully
> chronologically complete box sets of all the material currently
> available on the site to your local Tower Records store.
> July 15th will in deed be a sad day
historical or art quality values, even as compilations let alone
complete sets. Save projects that can give them a lot of money like
Robert Johnson or Bessie Smith. They never promoted the great music as
a collective art of excellence, they rather sell music by singular
"legend" icons, because otherwise they afraid that the market will be
messed up with too many choices for the masses. I pray that the
redhotjazz archives will not be touched, it is one of the most
important achievments of the entire internet.
----- Original Message -----
> I'm not 100% sure about it but I think its the servers location that
> counts, not the domain name! Otherwise its easy to create a new domain
> and redirect to it!
That seems very logical, but my concern is : what if... the fact that
http://redhotjazz.com belongs to Scott means that he is responsible for the
content, as an American citizen, whatever the location of the site's files?
I suspect that there won't be any need to transfer them anyway (Neal's reply
and the notion of "weighing risks" seem to me quite satisfactory, all the
more so when I think of some websites which do not only make pre-war
material available, but also have nerves to *sell* pre-1930 sound files for
which they cannot claim any kind of rights!!!) but I've still asked the
question about what defines a website's "nationality", and expect a bunch of
replies from different groups. Even useless efforts in order to save
redhotjazz won't be actually "wasted".