Friday, July 9, 2010

They Got Me!

If you are looking for the David Bowie/Pat Metheny picture sleeve, you won't find it here anymore, and here is why:

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog is alleged to infringe upon the copyrights of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to "draft" status. (If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.) This means your post - and any images, links or other content - is not gone. You may edit the post to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the post in question will be visible to your readers again.

A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. For more information on our DMCA policy, including how to file a counter-claim, please see

The notice that we received from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the record companies it represents, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please note that it may take Chilling Effects up to several weeks to post the notice online at the link provided.

The IFPI is a trade association that represents over 1,400 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create,

The Blogger Team

Note: I did not know that posting a picture sleeve that has been out of print for years was illegal. Why they jumped on this one is anyone's guess, but I have to abide by the rules, so it has been permanently removed.

Thanks to the Blogger Team for alerting me to this situation.


  1. The Dream Police are everywhere. You neglected to name the song. Was it "This is not America?"

  2. Yes, that is the one. The reason I didn't name it was that I never posted the song, just the picture sleeve. Although I did what they told me to do, it is kind of silly. What copyright do you infringe upon if you post a picture sleeve that is more than 25 years old? I don't get it.



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