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Everything posted by Claude

  1. Seriously, these are historic concerts, and you prefer not to see footage of these legends playing? A CD won't sound better than a DVD (except if your DVD player is sub-par).
  2. I think it took an awful lot of lobbying to get this through. The proposal was blocked in the EU Council (the governements) for many months. At one point, it was so close that Luxembourg (which has few votes in the Council due to it's size) had the decisive vote, and the pro-extension lobby had Bono himself make a phone call to one of our ministers. It didn't work though. But in the end, they managed to turn one blocking governement around. Maybe Elvis called
  3. I think some authors don't mind this confusion, as they like to make the directive appear more drastic than it is.
  4. Hans, that depends on the definition of "retroactive". The Commission calls it "partly retroactive". "Non-retroactive" would mean the 70 year duration only applies to works created after the entry into force of the directive (which would of course miss the objective of keeping the music from the 1960s and later under protection) "Fully retroactive" would mean that the directive applies the 70 year protection to everything, which means that recordings fallen into the public domain would be protected again. That would be catastrophic for the CD commerce, as thousands of public domain CDs would have to be sold quickly until the deadline or be destroyed. "Partly retroactive" means the longer duration is applied to all recordings which are still protected. That's a much smoother solution, and the one that was chosen. It's explained on page 56 of the impact assessment document: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/copyright/term-protection/term-protection_en.htm The text of the directive says
  5. I'm rather indifferent to the decision, because I think the debate is foremost ideological. I'm personally not interested in public domain reissues, because of their often questionable quality, and because they are overpriced (strangely often more expensive than the official midprice reissues) With the current solution, the public domain labels can continue with their business but their reissue horizon will be limited to 1963 for the next 20 years. Maybe they can benefit from the "use it or lose it"-clause in the directive, which allows them to reissue material that is not being kept available (on disc or as downloads) by the rightholders.
  6. The copyright term extension will NOT be retroactive. The text will extend to 70 years the protection of the recordings which are still protected at the date at which the EU countries must have transposed the directive, which is 2 years from the entry into force. So if the directive is now quickly approved and enters into force this year, the extension will apply to all recordings made after 1963.
  7. The main reason why most music downloads are still only in MP3 quality is because it's the most compatible format, which can be played in computers (of course), on all portable players, and most newer generation car radios and DVD players. The hardware that supports FLAC is still quite rare, especially with portable players. The initial reason for MP3 - limited internet bandwith, limited storage capacity - is hardly relevant anymore. So I think that as soon as the major electronics companies support the same lossless compression codec, the market for lossless downloads will explode. Buying a rare OOP CD for $40 on Ebay or paying $10 for a lossless download of the same CD, my decision is easily made.
  8. The fake german instruction videos about Gabelstaplerfahrer (fork lifter driver) Klaus are cult too
  9. Yeah, but do friendlies count? I doubt that all the players take them seriously.
  10. If it's a name of dutch origin, I would say "creet", but of course the usual pronunciation in the US could be very different.
  11. What do the scratches look like? If the player did it, the scratches would all look similar.
  12. How do you attach a bow to a real cat's ear, Hello Kitty style? With a safety pin?
  13. All this on one laptop hard drive, and no backup. Probably not the last version of the story.
  14. Here's one of his album covers. Quite fitting for the current story http://www.rogerdavidsonmusic.net/discography/
  15. From the information given in the articles, the victim seems extremely gullible. How could he have fallen for this Opus Dei story?
  16. I've been online since 1996, and there wasn't much jazz information available then. I remember browsing the Gramophone database for classical reviews (Gramofile), but that was a rather exceptional offering.
  17. I agree that in print status should not be a condition for the inclusion in such a catalogue. In the late 80's, early 90's, when the jazz reissue wave started and I got into jazz, I mainly based my selection of albums to investigate on the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide from 1985, which included only LPs, although I had no record player and only listend to CDs. Of course many albums were not readily available on CD back then, but many were on japanese import CDs I could rent in the huge public library in Brussels (where I lived as a student), or they were reissued over here some time later. So a guide of domestically available CDs would have been too limited. The beauty of these guides like the Rolling Stone or the former Penguin Guide is that they include many little known albums, whereas most jazz guides and now also the new Penguin Guide focus on the most important albums, which we already know.
  18. This looks at first sight like the Penguin Guide recycled into one these "1000 things you must do/see/eat before you die" books. But for only 1000 entries, 768 pages (if Amazon is correct) is quite a lot, given that in the Penguin Guide, albums had a paragraph at the most.
  19. Whenever you visit the Paypal page through a link (at a store, Ebay, etc), check the address displayed in your browser address bar before entering your login data, to make sure you are on https://www.paypal.com , and not some fake page (which could have an cleverly made address to mistake the user, like http://paypal.com:account@phishingsite.net In this case, phishingsite. net is the domain, not paypal.com
  20. With so many existing scores for this movie, the only thing missing is a jazz edition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)
  21. Thank for the warning, but these sorts of emails have been around for a couple of years already. If you know how phishing (and emails in general) works, it's easy to avoid the risk.
  22. Maybe she just pulled out a tooth so that the guys from the future cannot follow here anymore, and is holding her cheek in pain
  23. To make it easier, here are the dates and artists of the main program: November 6-14 06.11. Masters of Acoustic Guitar Paco de Lucía & Band Al Di Meola New World Sinfonia Joe Robinson 07.11. The Queen of Fado Mariza Carmen Souza Jessica Gall 08.11. Masters of Blues Guitar Johnny Winter & Band Eric Sardinas and Big Motor 09.11. Masters of Electric Guitar Steve Lukather & Band Allan Holdsworth John Scofield Trio Joscho Stephan Trio 10.11. Meeting Point Wolfgang Niedecken & WDR Big Band Music Maker Relief Foundation Blues Revue 11.11. Drum World Billy Cobham & Band Omar Hakim & Band Manu Katché Third Round 12.11. Voices of Africa Salif Keita & Band Lokua Kanza & Band 13.11. Giants meet Future Sounds 18 Victor Bailey Group Aziza Mustafa-Zadeh Trio 3 Peas Piotr Wylezol Group
  24. And SACD has a bonus vinyl can't offer. Many of these Living Stereo productions were 3-track recordings. The SACD reissues contain both the 3-track mix (on the right/center/left channels of the multichannel layer) and the stereo downmix (on the stereo layer).
  25. The german table tennis player Dimitrij Ovtcharov has now been cleared of doping, as meat contamination was thought to be the most plausible reason for clenbuterol to be found. http://www.digibet.info/topnewsgbtease/00_20101015221126_Ovtcharov_case_sets_precedent.php Contador's case is different of course, but he could use the Ovtcharov decision for his defense. Edit: I see that the article Brownie has linked already discusses this
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