Yesterday, a man was busted, in Hamilton, Ontario, with a car load of illegal recordings. I won't dispute the man's guilt or innocence...he was a dumb*** who got caught selling home-made stuff at a flea market. See Toronto Sun
Instead; maybe he should've been selling thousands of titles right in the public eye...After all, anyone can buy virtually any concert these days directly from Ebay.
In this day and age, how does one guy at a flea market warrant such attention?
There was a time when I used to go to a cool store in Edmonton, Alberta, that had a small collection of "rare" lps hidden away in full view. [I won't name the place]. In it were all the wonders of concerts from musicians who wouldn't bother to play our little town....or played it way too little. Sure, Led Zeppelin appeared in Edmonton once...in 1969...opening for Vanilla Fudge...or was it Iron Butterfly? The Who played too...in 1975...one time. Our options were quite limited. "Hey Wheeler, pretty weak arguement you felony-fool you.."
Nowadays, you can literally buy thousands of great sounding properly mixed live recordings on cd and live in-concert dvds legitimately. And yet...bootlegs still continue. To beat the boot; bands like Pearl Jam have gone so far as to release each and every one of their live concerts