Fuck this. I spent a bunch of time putting together my post on the best albums of the year along with a link so readers could sample a song from the album. And what happens? The RIAA gets Blogger to delete the post. What the hell? I'm just trying to promote the artists. Screw this. I'm thinking of dumping this whole crappy blog. This is the third or fourth time recently that this has happened. I'm starting to feel that it's a waste of my time to try to help promote music. The RIAA seems to be against such promotion. So, why should I bother?
Here's the email I received:
Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.
The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We are in the process of removing from our servers the links that allegedly infringe upon the copyrights of others. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. See http://www.educause.edu/
Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see http://www.google.com/dmca.
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