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Google shuts down music blogs without warning | Music | guardian.co.uk



Bloggers told they have violated terms without further explanation, as years of archives are wiped off the internet
Google shuts down music blogs without warning | Music | guardian.co.uk

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Despite the de facto alliance between labels and blogs, not all of the record companies' legal teams have received the message. In a complaint posted to Google Support, Bill Lipold, the owner of I Rock Cleveland, cited four cases in the past year when he had received copyright violation notices for songs he was legally entitled to post. ..."I assure you that everything I've posted for, let's say, the past two years, has either been provided by a promotional company, came directly from the record label, or came directly from the artist," Lipold wrote to Google.