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Old 2010-11-22, 04:14 PM
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Re: Can 'audio watermarks' be banned...?

Audio watermark:

Because I've been ripped off many times in the past by so-called progressive rock
restoration groups, and because sales of my mixes have been reported in such far-flung and
exotic locations as Atlanta and Japan
, you will find an "audio watermark" in this recording.
This watermark will definitively identify this version of this recording as having been mixed
by me. Others who want to use this mix will have to deal with it. They should, after all, go
to the original tape and not use my work as the foundation for theirs. The watermark is
designed to be difficult to remove. I feel this is a small price for downloaders to pay for
two hours of total Yes music enjoyment. It only occurs once and then it's over.
I don't understand.
How is he getting ripped off? If he does find that someone is selling a mix, he mixed, because of the watermark, what can he do about it? Take them to court because he has proof he owns the recording? The only thing that makes sense to me is he wants some kind of adulation for what he has done.