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So The Trill Connection got hit with its first DMCA (for the know-nots, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998; click here for more info) violation. Apparently the offending post was the Pimp C portion of the UGK/R&B mega-post from two months ago. However, in the notice they sent me Google didn't bother to tell me which track in that post was the reason for the violation and just took the entire post down instead.
Of course, the funny thing about it is that the tracks from that post were only ever available as singles—promotional or otherwise—that aren't even being sold in retail stores right now. In one case, a track came from an advance CD (from 1998 no less!) for an album that never even saw the light of day. None of them were ever put on a major label album, and even if they were intended to be, those albums ended up not being released any damn way. That's why I figured they were kosher to post. But evidently, I guess one of those tracks wasn't.
While this certainly isn't as bad as what noz went through with the whole Warner Bros./Gucci Mane debacle last year, it's still troubling to me. The thing that pisses me off about it is that whoever sicked Google on my ass could have just as easily sent me an e-mail and asked me to take down the offending track. I'm not hard to find and hell, as long as you're polite, I'm more than willing to accommodate the request.
Here's the tl;dr version: if you have a problem with the content that I post here, shoot me an e-mail and we will work it out like civilized adults. Don't go crying to Google/Blogger about it like a little bitch and have them go above my head, deleting the content that I work damn hard to provide to my readers. That shit just ain't trill.