At one time there were three Fred Waring albums on Ebay, obviously CD copies of LPs. One of the Waring family members wrote to RIAA, Decca/MCA and two publishers who had songs on the albums. A week passed and the Waring son felt, "nobody gives a s..." Then he received a call from RIAA and by the next weekend the illegal cd's were gone from the ebay list. But you are right, that was sort of an isolated incident called on by an heir, the rest of them seem to go unnoticed by "the authorities." Peter Kiefer At 12:13 PM 11/17/2004, you wrote: >I am reminded of an incident which took place about ten years ago at one >of the Austin Texas Record Conventions. A group of what looked like "frat" >guys, dressed in relatively new jeans and t-shirts featuring rock >performers...they stood out like sore thumbs...surveyed the various dealer >tables and, like clock work, flashed their badges, (all Federal Officers) >and closed down about twenty or so tables and hauled off the dealers and >their goods. As far as I could tell, all of those hauled off were selling >pirate stuff, from videos to pirate LPs and CDs, but as I recall, none of >the material was a duplication of a commercially available item. > >Along the same lines, it amazes me that there are many online dealers who >sell their own transfers of LPs not available on CD, yet I don't see any >attempt to stop them from selling...probably because many of them are >working with classical music! > >Karl The Waring Webpage address is: www.libraries.psu.edu/waring/ Peter T. Kiefer, Coordinator Fred Waring's America Collection The Pennsylvania State University 313 Pattee Library University Park, PA 16802-1800 Voice: (814) 863-2911 Email: [log in to unmask] "The World is a stage, don't trip over a prop."