venerdì 18 dicembre 2009

An italian story


Today I received this e-mail from Ms. Adriana Branchini, head of the Contracts & Royalties of CAROSELLO label:

The records belong to the Jazz from Italy series, and reproduced on your websites, are owned by CAROSELLO, and they are for the duration of copyright protection, now stands at 50 years from the date of registration. These recordings, remastered, are now available, for a fee, through iTunes, and some are re-proposed on vinyl, as you noted;
the titles available in vinyl
(only two LP's have been reissued to date, obviously not published in this blog NdA), however, are destined to increase (when? N.d.A.), and we plan to reprint in CD, probably ( probably ? N.d.A.), the complete series.


I note also that the marks JAZZ FROM ITALY and CAROSELLO are trademarks owned, and you don't have right to use them in the sites or in e-mail addresses (Jazz from Italy means Jazz dall'Italia in English, is not a brand... N.d.A.) I would therefore inhibit immediate download from this site of our records, and also to break off the use of our trademarks, specifying that you do not act in the name of these brands, but independently.


Is obvious that I remove the share from the blog, this the law says - or almost - , and I can't do anything else (although I'm not sure that we can listen to these recordings in a short time), but it's curious to note how the owners of "so called" rights, leave the tapes of these recordings locked, for nearly three decades, in a dark drawer, and then, one day, they realize that someone uses them for cultural purposes and not for commercial use, causing also a considerable interest and, surprise, here is awakening in them the spirit of the defenders of art and artists.

An italian story...

21 commenti:

  1. Per pigrizia (e anche perchè trattasi di una storia italiana) commento, una volta tanto, in italiano. Eh Sì concordo in pieno con il tuo commento, e lo faccio con grande amarezza, tristezza e senso di frustrazione. Paese tristo il "Belpaese"! A me era capitata una storia con qualche analogia oltre un decennio fa. Allora alla ricerca quasi spasmodica degli ultimi Lp di jazz italiano ancora in circolazione (che temevo non sarebbero stati ristampati in cd come poi in diverse occasioni è avvenuto) ho trovato diverse cose interessanti in fondi di negozi e presso pochissime etichette. Poi ho contattato la Ismez Polis alla ricerca di titoli. Mi è stato risposto che diverse copie dei dischi erano ancora disponibili come copie di magazzino ma che non sarebbe stato possibile comprarle in quanto in previsione futura (sic!) probabilmente sarebbero state ristampate le matrici, anche lo splendido "Parabola" e tutta la Horo qui magnificamente illustrata ha patito e continua a patire simil ventura. Le tue annotazioni illustrano esemplarmente una delle più sorprendenti "italiche virtù". Come tu scrivi, e io lo ribadisco in italiano, per decenni si sono dimenticati di titoli di grande valore musicale e culturale in generale, poi quando un benemerito tenta di portarle alla luce e al "pubblico" godimento qualcuno se ne rammenta e ne rivendica la proprietà.
    Pochi titoli tra i dischi menzionati sono stati da me postati su Inconstant sol,

    Un saluto cordiale e tutto il mio sostegno. NON ARRENDIAMOCI!!!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Non solo. Ti dovrebbero ringraziare per aver portato ad un pubblico più numeroso e internazionale il loro catalogo.
    Piena solidarietà (visto che anche io sto curando un blog nato da poco www.portaportese45.blogspot.com , ne approfitto per metterti tra i blog preferiti). E complimenti per l'eccelso gusto musicale.
    Un saluto.
    Simone

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  3. ma questa gente non si vergogna? Oltre a non ristampare nulla del loro archivio si attaccano anche al marchio ormai in disuso da anni??

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  5. Ciao, sono molto dispiaciuto per tutto questo, il tuo blog e' veramente ottimo, e trovo decisamnete stupido che cerchino di chiuderlo. Non crederanno mica di ricavare qualcosa, mettendo su iTunes qualche pezzo sparso, di cui conoscono l'esistenza quattro gatti?
    Cosa pensano di guadagnare? Da parte mia, neppre un centesimo.

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  6. Actually, I think there is a confusion there. They can prevent you to post their CD, but your declicked, etc. version of the Lp is another object. Some even say Lps sound better!
    So, don't worry, and keep posting, please!
    Make a link to the CD release, for people who want to compare, and go!

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  7. In spite of being from Brasil, it's easy for me to express in english:
    Just a remark:
    when Carosello posted this recording - that was forgotten for THIRTY YEARS - it was created a new wave of people interested on it, recognizing its value as a work of musical art.
    Now, the supposed owner of patent rights argue that he inteds to re edit it.
    However Carosello was the one who rediscovered and invested on publicizing it through its site.
    So, these guys will take advantage of a marketing created by Carosello.
    Just for asking:
    how much do these editors owe to Carosello for this discovery, diggiting & divulging it, and in this way creating an atractive group of jazz consummers.

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  8. Go private and the a**holes can't even know you're sharing it.

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