Sgt. Kuntz wrote:99% of the uploads in Poisonoise are juridical illegeal, so maybe we shouldn't be holier than thou, Just my opinion.
That's not what we were discussing here though. Like Dan said in some of previous comments, by uploading albums/demos/LPs that even though they are mostly out of print, we are operating in a grey area as far ethics and law are concerned. Have we asked the bands if they want their music to be shared online? If so, do they want something in exchange? Is it legal to do that in your country? etc etc. But that's not our argument here. The music we upload belongs to the bands, it's not ours and it's wrong to think that we can do and say whatever we want just because we took the time to make a rip from an original demo or LP. Strappado was criticized because he didn't give credit to the original uploaders which means not acknowledging the fact that these people did spend some of their precious time to make that rip and their willingness to share something from their collection that is not available to the majority. Maybe he is finally doing it now, but I remember the blog for quite a long time and it wasn't like that.
Now, the fact that he has started posting some info along with the uploads is an improvement indeed, but it is also irrelevant to what we are discussing here.