Well, isn’t this special. Grateful Dead, Inc. has decided to let us have the audience “tapes” that we made and shared in the first place. But they’re going to try to keep soundboards from the interweb. An effort which they will fail miserably at, by the way.
Band spokesman Dennis McNally said the band consented to making audience recordings available for download again, although live recordings made directly from concert soundboards, which are the legal property of the Grateful Dead, should only be made available for listening from now on.
The soundboard recordings are “very much part of their legacy, and their rights need to be protected,” McNally said.
Consented? What a pompous ass.