A couple months ago before 'Lover of Life' came out, I decided to back-up my Freddie Solo Collection CDs as flac files. The 10 CDs fit with plenty of room to spare as level 8 flacs on a standard DVD-R.
So then along comes Lover of Life and I decide to copy the files back and add those two discs as well. That one comes to 4.28 gig, perfect!
Then time passes and I decide to get the Sunshine People CD single because I heard an mp3 of the club version which is really cool. (full-length mp3 listens = sales) So I want to add that track..
So now here I am about to burn a 3rd flac disc.. this time it comes to 4.33 gig. Even more perfect! http://members.cox.net/queenspace/freddie_flac.htm
But what bothers me, besides my insane need to have everything in one place, is that I'm not legally able to give the previous two discs to a friend, even family right? How fucking stupid is that? I paid mega bucks for all this shit and for the blank discs and my own time and effort to make these discs but the contents aren't mine.
This is a perfect example of why copyright laws are ridiculous. If I wanted to sell copies that would be one thing, but pre-existing backups which will otherwise go to waste... what? They must be destroyed or kept only by me? Bullshit.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that.