About Court In The Act.

No albums are hosted here. All files must be deleted 24 hours after download, as they are for review and criticism purposes only - provided you follow this guideline, downloading from Court In The Act is legal as per s30(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. If any copyright holder has a problem with their material being posted here, get in touch and I will remove it. Let me know if any links are broken, I'll remove the post to prevent future annoyance, and will attempt to re-upload the file.

Comments make our work worthwhile. If you really enjoyed an album, tell us about it, we'd love to hear from you. If you hated it, tell us why.

Although music is a major part of all of our lives, we all have some form of external life. If there are periods in which no posts are added, I'm sorry, but that's how things happen. Even though I love blogging like this, sometimes I can't muster up the desire within myself to write about yet another album.

I'd like to say too that Court In The Act will never be run for personal profit. This means no advertisement, no premium schemes, and no LinkBucks. Megaupload is used because it strikes a fair balance between ease of upload and ease of download.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

A message to all other blog owners

Whilst running a download blog myself might not put me in the best place to call out people on their morals, running one for profit is simply wrong. It places you in the position where you stand to benefit from the exploitation of others, and although that is the system upon which capitalism is built, it is not a positive thing. A music blog should be to broadcast music to the world as a whole, something which the artist could potentially benefit from, as those who download music are also more likely to buy music.

This 'making money' includes, but is not limited to:

  • Putting third-party ads on your blog (aside from the advertisement which is generated from your posting of the albums) - this includes Google Adsense and all similar programs, or even advertising companies which one has found themselves.
  • Using filehosts which pay users for their files being downloaded (it just so happens that these tend to have a poor free service) - again, this includes, but is not limited to, Filesonic, Fileserve, Oron and Wupload. LinkBucks also falls under this category. I am fine with Rapidshare's scheme which allows you to get points towards premium membership with downloads. Some of the good filehosts I've found (best to worst) are Megaupload, Mediafire, Zippyshare, Hotfile, Rapidshare, and Depositfiles.
  • Sponsored reviews, unless clearly labelled as such. This should be pretty self-explanatory.
  • ASKING FOR PAYMENT FOR LINKS TO ALBUMS. This is simply disgusting.
  • Requiring subscription to a paysite for downloads, and asking for people to use your referral code.
Also, in general, if a blog has its own domain name, it is fairly sure that they are carrying out at least one of these practices.

I will not name any blog in particular. You know who you are.

Comment on what you think of this, and tell me if there's anything I've missed off.

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