Dear IFPI (and Blogger). Thank you so much for your mail of yesterday, notifying me that you’ve taken down one of my posts. In a way I do respect the work you’re doing. I mean, you’re supposed to be the good guys. Aren’t you? And there are indeed plenty of bad guys out there doing their best trying to kill the music industry and stealing the bread out of the mouth of the musicians. So chasing those guys are just fine by me. And since this is my first notification and I do know other bloggers, who have received several, I probably should have no problems with this. But you see. There are a few things I don't understand and I honestly believe that asking blogger to remove my post was a stupid and ignorant thing to do. First of all I have no copy of the post, so it’s gone. Just like that. And since English isn’t my first language it did take a considerable time to write. It might not have looked like it did. But it did! Instead you could have asked me to remove the song within, let’s say 24 hours perhaps? At least that would have saved my writings and made you guys look more human and a little less like those pricks you so suspiciously look like right now. Had you bothered to read my right column (-> the arrow is there to help you, if your mothers didn’t teach you the difference between left and right. And I do have my doubts, because she clearly didn’t bring you up learning to think before e-mailing) you would have seen that I don’t post anything, unless I have a permission or the song is free and legal available somewhere else. So basically my policy, when it comes to posting MP3’s, is that I don’t post anything unless I’m pretty certain that it will be OK posting it. I know “pretty certain” isn’t worth anything from a legal point of view, but trust me. Do I have even the slightest of doubts; I’m not going to post it. So what make you look like pricks, no matter how clever you think you are, is that the song that caused my post to be taken down, was the Still Going Remix of Kingdom of Rust by Doves, which the band itself is giving away for free. Yes for FREE. So before moving on, I suggest you remove whatever is stuck up you’re asses, because it’s evidently keeping in what should be out, thus building up pressure and preventing your brains from functioning. Once you’ve done that, I suggest you once again read the word free. Then taste it, smell it, inhale it, absorb it and (at least try to) understand it. If this doesn’t help and you remain dumb-fucked, nit-picking morons, I suggest you actually check the band’s webpage and then explain to me exactly WHY and HOW I’m violating anything, by sharing what’s already being shared by those who have the rights to what is being shared? Unless of course you think that they aren’t really serious with the whole sharing thing and don’t want anyone to have it after all! But somehow I very much doubt that this is the case. Personally I believe that (in this case at least) the band wants as many people as possible to get the chance to listen to, what they think, is a great remix.
So just because I’m a stubborn and ill-bred human being with a childish attitude despite my 40 years of age (you see – my mother didn’t do such a fantastic job either), I’ve posted the song once again. And I’m not going to make the same mistake twice, so I have a copy of this post and swear that I will re-post it again and again (with the song) no matter how many times you remove it, until you’ve explained to me (in a personal and not some stupid standardized email) what exactly I'm doing wrong. Thank you!
+ Kingdom of Rust (Still going remix)