Along the lines of Matt's post, I've been wondering for quite some time if anyone is trying to capture and preserve the many free downloads that are offered on (what appears to be) a daily basis. Anyone know of a collector building an archive centered around a particular genre of download-only music (mixtapes, rap, R&B, etc.)?
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Sohn
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:56 PM
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Subject: Re: Conflict Over File Sharing
These days I have an Alesis Masterlink hooked up so I can record a stream from my computer.
I barely ever use it, but I can if I want to.
Recent captures include:
The Rolling Stones performing Dylan's "Watching the River Flow" with Bill Wyman on bass.
Almost 3 hours of interviews with Augustus Stanley Owsley III
I believe that my copying of these items is protected as long as it is for my own personal enjoyment and/or research.
It's not that I want to "own" these recordings, but I just want to hear them more than once.
In this day and age, wanting to hear something more than once is a big accomplishment for an artist..