what, no Styx torrent? March 29, 2007 8:18 PM   Subscribe

Would making a torrent of jonmc's list of 300 songs be a good idea? If that's okay with jonmc, of course.
posted by ashbury to MetaFilter Music at 8:18 PM (50 comments total)

It's a lot of songs, but I already have about 15 % of them and I'm getting more. Anybody interested in helping out? (and I say it again, only with jonmc's say-so)
posted by ashbury at 8:19 PM on March 29, 2007


I'm pretty sure jon doesn't hold copyright on any of those tracks (fervent stories about having 'totally played with the Ramones way back in the early days' notwithstanding), so I'm not sure why his permission would be necessary to throw a torrent together.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:32 PM on March 29, 2007


Why would you need his permission when they are not his songs?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:32 PM on March 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ashbury,

We can't deal with piracy/DCMA crap in the green....I don't think it'll be okay here.
posted by filmgeek at 8:33 PM on March 29, 2007


filmgeek, that's a very good point and it didn't occur to me. jessmatex, delete away. Of course, if anybody's interested in berating me in an email, my profile is there....
posted by ashbury at 8:37 PM on March 29, 2007


Other than uploading and downloading copyrighted audio being illegal in some places, yes, it's a great idea. And email me with tracker details if someone makes one (and this thread gets disappeared), by god.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:37 PM on March 29, 2007


cortex, i'm respecting his idea, more than anything.
posted by ashbury at 8:38 PM on March 29, 2007


Yeah, me too.
posted by dg at 8:38 PM on March 29, 2007


streaming - low threshold of inquiry from copyright holders
massive torrent - high threshold

give it up
posted by caddis at 8:45 PM on March 29, 2007


Here's a poofy bunny.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:52 PM on March 29, 2007


dude, you do not own the copyright to that poofy bunny.
posted by phaedon at 9:01 PM on March 29, 2007


John Hodgman reads the list of the songs on the audio version of MetaFilter.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:02 PM on March 29, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wow, Burhanistan- Years ago, my Mom was friends with the woman who owns that poofy bunny. In fact, she even bought some of her own poofy bunnies from her.

However, the bunny I now own is not poofy, and therefore does not infringe poofy bunny copyright.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:20 PM on March 29, 2007


This sentence is copyright © me
posted by killdevil at 9:43 PM on March 29, 2007


Anybody interested in helping out? (and I say it again, only with jonmc's say-so)

That's hilarious.

cortex, i'm respecting his idea, more than anything.

Idea? He listed his favorite songs. I enjoyed reading it too, but there's no idea to respect.
posted by justgary at 9:51 PM on March 29, 2007


Poofy bunny made my day. And I had a pretty good day too.
posted by slogger at 10:10 PM on March 29, 2007


Betty's secret.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:10 PM on March 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


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posted by anotherpanacea at 11:13 PM on March 29, 2007


My gods, Burhanistan! You must live at YouTube. How the hell did you find that frickin' rabbit competition?

HOW?
posted by cgc373 at 11:15 PM on March 29, 2007


cgc373: I've indexed the entirety of youtube tags in small ballpoint print on the backs of my hands.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:21 PM on March 29, 2007


Can we close this thread to new comments? Burhanistan is clearly the man.
posted by phaedon at 11:39 PM on March 29, 2007


What the hell is going on here? It's so weird my mind
posted by cgc373 at 11:41 PM on March 29, 2007


RABBIT-FLUFFING IN THE MOON-JUICE
posted by loquacious at 1:23 AM on March 30, 2007


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bitch.
posted by Hat Maui at 2:30 AM on March 30, 2007


Hey you! Stop that!
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:55 AM on March 30, 2007


I think jonmc should be knighted, canonized, and cast in bronze for having favorite songs.

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posted by iconomy at 6:24 AM on March 30, 2007 [19 favorites]


The tricky part is finding a tracker that allows copyrighted materials.
posted by smackfu at 6:57 AM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think I just found my new email signature.
posted by GuyZero at 6:59 AM on March 30, 2007


The tricky part is finding a tracker that allows copyrighted materials.

Where by tricky, I assume you mean "easy, but of dubious legality".
posted by GuyZero at 7:00 AM on March 30, 2007


jessmatex,

You must not do this.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:11 AM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Not the Beatles.

You forgot to put this on the end:

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posted by loquacious at 7:36 AM on March 30, 2007


Do it! Torrent the whole thing! Take a bullet for the team! We promise to put up one of those little "paypal donation" button things for your legal defense fund.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:12 AM on March 30, 2007


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posted by lonefrontranger at 9:21 AM on March 30, 2007


Making a torrent of my 300 favourite songs is a much better idea.
And yes, it's OK with me.
posted by rocket88 at 10:27 AM on March 30, 2007


heh*.

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posted by quonsar at 10:27 AM on March 30, 2007 [5 favorites]


Well that did it... Now you broke the My Comments page.
posted by smackfu at 10:41 AM on March 30, 2007


ashbury: go right ahead, not that you need my permission. I think there's a way to hoover the songs via the RSS feed (vox only allowed me post the songs as streaming), if you don't have some of the more obscure titles.
posted by jonmc at 11:53 AM on March 30, 2007


I think jonmc should be knighted, canonized, and cast in bronze for having favorite songs.

I think the blue recently showed us all why bronze statuary is not always a great idea...

read: freakish stubby legs
posted by French Fry at 12:05 PM on March 30, 2007


I'm glad we finally have jonmc's permission.
posted by birdherder at 12:25 PM on March 30, 2007


Jon do you mind if I post a torrent of the latest Modest Mouse album?
posted by geoff. at 1:08 PM on March 30, 2007


May I post various best sellers from EMI, Sony, BMG, Universal, and AOL Time Warner as torrents, please?
posted by Burhanistan at 1:32 PM on March 30, 2007


Jon do you mind if I post a torrent of the latest Modest Mouse album?

zOmg, it's up and I downloaded it before the album came out and holy shit is it awesome. And then I bought the album, 'cause it comes in this sweet box. Holy crap Modest Mouse rules.
posted by !Jim at 2:34 PM on March 30, 2007


No actual school girls were devoured by tentacled monsters during the making of this comment.

I knew it was fake!

Still I'm a little disappointed
posted by Mister_A at 2:50 PM on March 30, 2007


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posted by wendell at 3:50 PM on March 30, 2007


(vox only allowed me post the songs as streaming)

I was surprised they let you do that. Makes me want to post my disco collection over there.
posted by timeistight at 4:21 PM on March 30, 2007


Ya bunch of fuckin yahoos!

Anyway, it's really too big of a project for me to do it alone, and frankly, it won't get done if I'm going solo on it, sooooo................anybody care to help out? Anybody?
posted by ashbury at 8:09 PM on March 30, 2007


Ah, now the gloves come off.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:07 PM on March 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure jon doesn't hold copyright on any of those tracks (fervent stories about having 'totally played with the Ramones way back in the early days' notwithstanding), so I'm not sure why his permission would be necessary to throw a torrent together.

Actually, Jonmc's list might be protected as a compilation under copyright. see here
posted by delmoi at 10:24 PM on March 30, 2007


May contain traces of nuts.
posted by flabdablet at 3:59 AM on March 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


May trace nuts-containers.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:42 AM on March 31, 2007


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