Last week I started a Cafe Society thread asking about copyright as it applies to cover songs. Earlier this evening it was closed, with the following reason given:
I posted all of three times in that thread:[ul][li]To make the OP[/li][li]To clarify what I needed permission for when someone gave me advice that didn’t fit my situation (still in hopes that someone who’d been in a similar situation might come along and share their experience)[/li][li]To say that the sources provided by my fellow Dopers weren’t conclusive, so I’d sent a letter to the publisher[/ul][/li]What, exactly, was “dangerous” or “stupid?” :dubious:
I was not looking for legal advice, as I stated in the OP. I also clearly stated in the OP that I had not posted the song in question, regardless of what the poster before you assumed (and it bugs me that I can’t correct The Highwayman’s assumption in that thread; it makes me look like I’m trying to get away with something, when in fact I’m after the very opposite … bite me, Highwayman).
If you know that I’m not stupid (as you say), it would have been nice to have been given the chance to say all of this in that thread. I didn’t violate SDMB rules, I have done nothing illegal or in violation of copyright laws, and I never even implied that I was going to take anyone’s word for anything. I was also hoping to post a follow-up once I heard back from the publisher, but now I can’t.
Maybe I’m just pouting, but I pride myself on never being “dangerous” or “stupid” (at least, not here) and I think that you both misunderstood and overreacted. It irks me that, when presented with two possible interpretations of what I was trying to get at, you assumed the worst when I’ve never given anyone here reason to.