Misery Loves Company
Apparently, I'm not the only blogger who is not a fan of the people at Stonesthrow Records. Some bloggers have gotten so tired of the people at Stonesthrow taking down their Stonesthrow related mixes that they've resorted to posting Stonesthrow mixes with the above title. Now, I am not going to post the mix because I do respect Stonesthrow's prerogative to take down what they believe to be copyrighted material. However, I've never quite understood why the people at Stonesthrow Records have taken down mixes from this site (and others) where they themselves are posting the mix for free. Why can't I give away a mix if you're willing to give it away? Now, I guess I understand taking down the mix if it's a website traffic issue. However, I find it a little hypocritical that Stonesthrow Records is hiring people to track-down posted copyrighted material when many of their mixes contain material that they themselves do not own the copyrights to. For example, even with the beloved Thank You Jay Dee mixes, I bet that Stonesthrow doesn't have the legal permission to use Dilla's music that is copyrighted to MCA and Delicious Vinyl. Or, do you think Stonesthrow has the legal rights to all the music used in the Valentine's Day or Area Codes podcasts? I think not. In any event, I won't post the mix here, but I do think that all of you should know about the practices of one of your favorite record labels.