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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heres a story that I thought might interest you guys which appeared in the Daily Record.

A BOOTLEGGER who admitted his guilt after rock legend Jimmy Page gave evidence against him was jailed for 20 months yesterday.

Robert Langley, one of Europe's biggest music pirates, was caught with a massive haul of CDs and DVDs including counterfeit Led Zeppelin material at a Glasgow record fair.

Page, the band's guitarist, came to Scotland last month to tell a trial he would "never sanction" the items to be sold.

Langley, who had walked free from three similar trials in England, then changed his plea to guilty by admitting to three trademark and two copyright infringements.

The 58-year-old returned to Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday where sheriff Sam Cathcart told him: "The volume of CDs and DVDs here was considerable.

"In my view, the gravity of this offence has to be dealt with by means of a custodial sentence."


The 20-month jail term is thought to be the highest sentence handed out to a bootlegger in this country.


The load taken from Langley at the SECC in 2005 included a £220 box set of a Led Zeppelin tour in Japan and a £40 set of a warm-up session in Denmark.


Also seized was material from The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.


Page, 63, told the court that bootleggers who sell recordings of live performances without permission, were "breaking the rules legally and morally".


Murray Macara, defending, yesterday said Langley had recently set up an online business selling CDs through "legitimate sources".


Langley, of Buckingham, faces a hearing later this year, where the Crown aim to strip him of £250,000 of assets The BPI, the UK record labels' trade association, thanked Strathclyde Police, prosecutors and Jimmy Page.


Spokesman David Wood added: "Langley's the last of the big bootleggers to be brought to justice."


Heres the link

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/tm_headline=20-months-for-led-zep-bootlegger%26method=full%26objectid=19713651%26siteid=66633-name_page.html

Maybe this will stop all those "traders" who download all the stuff from sites like this and then try and sell them on ebay. Doubt it will though....


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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish that they would go after Queencollector

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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

I wish that they would go after Queencollector

I thought the same as I was reading the article.


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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One other thing that Page said in evidence (apparently) was that he had no objection to the recordings circulating via trade.

Which is good to see acknowledged.


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Posted: 01 Sep 07, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tokyo 75-05-01 (Young Nobles of Rock) and Drammen are now shared and readily available to anyone unconditionally (thanks to booLucas and Marknow) because someone originally put them up for sale (Tarantura Records and an anonymous e-bay seller).

Queencollector profits by selling previously shared recordings.

If Langley is profiting off sharers, then he deserved some legal punishment. However, if he was selling previously unshared items, then he got screwed by a lazy Music Industry that would re-release Montreal '81 for the 50th time, rather than release anything that has not been previously made readily available.





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