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    This seems to be the relevant legal provision

    (c)Information Residing on Systems or Networks At Direction of Users.—
    (1)In general.—A service provider shall not be liable for monetary relief, or, except as provided in subsection (j), for injunctive or other equitable relief, for infringement of copyright by reason of the storage at the direction of a user of material that resides on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider, if the service provider—
    (A)
    (i)does not have actual knowledge that the material or an activity using the material on the system or network is infringing;
    (ii)in the absence of such actual knowledge, is not aware of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent; or
    (iii)upon obtaining such knowledge or awareness, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material;
    (B)does not receive a financial benefit directly attributable to the infringing activity, in a case in which the service provider has the right and ability to control such activity; and
    (C)upon notification of claimed infringement as described in paragraph (3), responds expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

    There are several DG recordings by Pollini available at archive.org. Seems to me DG is doing a **** poor job at protecting its copyright and archive.org doesn't pay attention unaware to what gets posted.

    I just realized that a matter I worked on relied on the statute. My theatre company was doing a play with nude scenes. An audience member took photos of a performance and posted them on line. They were then picked up by several sites as one of the actresses had a recognizable name. The actresses were extremely upset. (This was years before #meToo.) We couldn't get the pictures taken down because of the nudity, but we could get them taken down because of the playwright's copyright. As I recall, even Google complied.

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    Not a CD/download but an interesting book (at least so far), David Byrne's How Music Works is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble as a Kindle/Nook download for $2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    You have to check the download area for download options. I know sometimes there are different options. I downloaded mp3 and I don't know what compressed means. I do know they sound good in my headphones.
    Mp3 is compressed. About 90% of the data in the original file has been removed in order to “compress ” to save storage space. However, the site does offer FLAC, which is uncompressed (Full Lossless Audio Codec). Other common compression audio codecs are AAC, which Apple uses for their streaming, and Ogg Vorbis, which is used by Spotify. I won’t derail this thread further with the merits and demerits of these Codecs, but yes, particularly with headphones, they can sound pretty good.
    I streamed a track from the Badura Skoda direct from the site over Bluetooth yesterday and will attempt to download it today.
    I also note that they offer a Badura Skoda Westminster recording of the 3 Greatest Hits Sonatas with a young looking PBS on the cover. That album was one of my first Classical Albums—a friend loaned it to me in High School and I basically stole it from him.
    His mother moved into the same Senior Facility where my mother lives and I told her about the PBS album and she became very angry, because it was her favorite record and she always wondered what became it. Well, at least I solved the mystery for her. Next week I’ll tell the World what happened to Jimmy Hoffa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplets View Post
    Mp3 is compressed. About 90% of the data in the original file has been removed in order to “compress ” to save storage space. However, the site does offer FLAC, which is uncompressed (Full Lossless Audio Codec). Other common compression audio codecs are AAC, which Apple uses for their streaming, and Ogg Vorbis, which is used by Spotify. I won’t derail this thread further with the merits and demerits of these Codecs, but yes, particularly with headphones, they can sound pretty good.
    I streamed a track from the Badura Skoda direct from the site over Bluetooth yesterday and will attempt to download it today.
    I also note that they offer a Badura Skoda Westminster recording of the 3 Greatest Hits Sonatas with a young looking PBS on the cover. That album was one of my first Classical Albums—a friend loaned it to me in High School and I basically stole it from him.
    His mother moved into the same Senior Facility where my mother lives and I told her about the PBS album and she became very angry, because it was her favorite record and she always wondered what became it. Well, at least I solved the mystery for her. Next week I’ll tell the World what happened to Jimmy Hoffa
    Yes, and

    Sonata in F major, K. 533 Rondo, K. 494. Rondo in D major, K. 485. Adagio in B minor, K. 540. Fantasy and fugue in C major, K. 394

    https://archive.org/details/sonatainfmajork500moza
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    There is a free bin at Newbury. I picked up Barenboim's Teldec Bruckner 5th. I've never liked that symphony much - until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Here are three completely free Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas download from the Internet Archive. The Archive if you do not know is no charge content in the public domain. Meaning no longer under any copyright and therefore free to use in any way you like. These are well known sets and often mentioned in innumerable TC best threads. They are still for sale with various retailers so I have no idea why they are public domain now. The Pollini set has only been available a few years. But I don't know how these things work. I do trust that the IA is on the level and doesn't allow pirated content.

    https://archive.org/details/Pollini-...noSonatas-2014

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    https://archive.org/details/Badura-S...dorferImperial

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    https://archive.org/details/0711Pian...BFlatOp.106III

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    Interesting--I had the time today to attempt to download, with my MacAir the Badura-Skoda and the download options were all compressed-no FLAC offered. This was after I had verified earlier on the iPad that FLAC was offered. Perhaps that FLAC offer was an error that was corrected. It would make more sense that the site would be offering comprised versions only of recently released recordings

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    Odder and odder. I just looked at the PBS download on my PC, and there are several download options including FLAC and MP3.
    Last edited by KenOC; Dec-04-2019 at 21:54.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Odder and odder. I just looked at the PBS download on my PC, and there are several download options including FLAC and MP3.
    I have my iPad and MacAir both in front of me currently. The Air isn’t offered the FLAC option, but the iPad is.

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    Sorry, I had a dumb question .........
    Last edited by Oldhoosierdude; Dec-05-2019 at 01:47.
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    I have to tell you today's download from Your Classical because it is a good one.

    Otto Nicolai - Christmas Overture
    Mainz Cathedral Choir; South West German Radio Kaiserslautern Orchestra

    Paul Goodwin, conductor

    https://www.yourclassical.org/story/...stmas-overture

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    ICA Classics: 50% off + buy 3 with 1 free
    https://icaclassics.com/

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    Having watched the Leonard Bernstein Complete DG and Decca box on Amazon AU all of last week at a ridiculously low price, I finally ordered it last Friday for 234AUD (about 160USD). Within a few hours it shot up to 544AUD. Arrived on Tuesday in a box about 3 times too big! As of yesterday, it's currently selling at 342AUD (about 237USD), still an enormous bargain compared with other Amazon sites, and most other classical music sites. I am still thoroughly perplexed at how Amazon set their prices. The explanations I've read on line certainly don't seem to apply to at least some titles in classical music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosin View Post
    ICA Classics: 50% off + buy 3 with 1 free
    https://icaclassics.com/
    Thanks Rosin for posting, 6 discs ordered total price £11 excellent deal!
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