nikolas wrote:Odin wrote:Don´t yield to UE and to their demands, make them yield to you and to your demands. They started the fight, they must surrender or be defeated.
So this is a battle for you? I'm sorry but you seem hugely more interested in the copyright laws than actually resolving the situation (= reopning IMSLP), which should be the center point here.
Don't turn this situation in a war against UE and copyrights and blah blah. Find other ways to do that, don't use IMSLP.
Where are the real facts? The cold facts? I need a responsible entity (NOT from UE, of course) to tell me: "Listen Nikolas, what is copyright free in a country can/can't/whatever and blah blah". I don't care what everybody thinks, and although I have my own opinion, and don't see any reason in current copyright laws indeed and I find them completely outdated (listen Odin? I almost agree with you. ) still it doesn't make any difference.
OK I think UE were the ones who started a battle or a war against IMSLP. Their behavior was in its character a hostile attack and an effort - at least partially - to "copyfraud". Their goal was not simply to get some scores removed, they wanted more or less the whole project to disappear. But they would never say that openly.
Of course I want to get the copyright rules changed, but I also want to get IMSLP "back on track" as soon as possible. I think that all people writing here agree on this second issue, but not on the first.
IMSLP ist not the right place for political work against the copyright legislation of today. Listen, Nikolas ? I know that. The right place for it is the pirate movement, which so far has lead to the foundation of severalnew political parties.
But I believed and still believe that the position of IMSLP towards the offender UE might be strengthened by mentioning and referring to the political project of the pirate movement to change this copyright legislation worldwide by using political methods.
I don´t know how and what Mr. Feldmahler thinks, but if I where in his position I would welcome all help I can get for my project and against my offenders, in this case UE.
Let Mr. Feldmahler or some other administrator entitled by him clear out the position which kind of help they don´t want. If you are one of these administrators, please tell me in a calm way.
I am not here to damage IMSLP, in the contrary. When I discovered on monday morning what had happened I cried like many other users. Then I decided to try to take an active part in a fight against the mafia of publishers.