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Old 02-04-2005, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No more backing tracks

We have removed the ability to sign up for new memberships and all references to backing tracks. Members who have already subscribed will still be able to access the BT area for one year, after which it too will be pulled, permanently.

This means that normal users will no longer have access to backing tracks at all. Due to copyright laws and the growth of this site it makes it nearly impossible to keep track of them. Worse case, this site would be closed permanently and I could get sued.

To all of those who have taken the time to share your BT's we greatly appreciate your time and effort, I apologize to you directly for making this change and ask that you understand my delima here.

For those of you who would like to legally purchase backing tracks http://www.licklibrary.com has a great selection and some freebies as well.

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Old 02-04-2005, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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eric , i can completely empathise with your situation, you run a great site here and you have nuthin to apologise for dude , i thank you for starting it in the first place.

best wishes to ya mate
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

Not that you should give us an explanation, but I was wondering:

Is this because of legal issues (copyright)?

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Old 02-04-2005, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That's exaclty what it's about, in a forum community where they are freely shared (at the rate they are here) it's nearly impossible to monitor and keep track of them all to keep copyrighted songs from getting in.
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You could still get them personally from another member though right?
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What you guys do outside of this site (or between two members) is your own business, I have no control over that
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You should set up a forum section where people could somewhat request a backing track and whoever has it could personally upload it through email to that person.
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and what about the creating backing tracks section?
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What a relief!! Now I can play guitar again
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I guess I'll have to learn again, lol. I might be a bit rusty
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Old 02-04-2005, 02:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey,, you dont have to apologize Eric. I totally understand and I know what ya mean man. I am just glad this site is still up and goin' and all and that we are able to post our music and our covers. I hope they wont stop us from doin that too. Then I would go nuts. music is my life outside of work and it relieves stress from a long day at work. Sad that the dam legal issue stuff can force things like that, but like you said,, its hard to keep track of all those backings!
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You should set up a forum section where people could somewhat request a backing track and whoever has it could personally upload it through email to that person.
Thats a great idea.....could this be done and still avoid the legal entangelments?
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thank you very much for setting this up eric
It was pretty damn awesome of you
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backing tracks

is there any where else on the net where you can get free backing tracks this was my favourite part of 101 said that it had to go
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