Originally posted by vetri:And if the tapers think they have U2's permission to record, they are sadly mistaken. I myself saw and witnessed the U2 crew, here at the shows in São Paulo, confiscating Nuno Moreira's equipment, because he was recording.
If it was ok for the tapers to record, the would never had done this.
In other words, as I always said: if you didn't have the band's permission to record, you don't have the moral to complain about anything about bootlegs.
You should have turned your camera phone and recorded him getting busted. Would have made for interesting watch.
Releasing stuff out into the wild for free is a risk. You can put basic requests, such as don't sell or ask for permission before using in projects, and it's basically on the honor system. You're counting on people not being jerks and honoring some basic requests as part of receiving free product of hard work.
And of course, some people will be jerks regardless. Many of my free recordings have been bootlegged and sold. Many of my free recordings have been butchered with bad remastering. And many of my free recordings have been used for poor video releases without permission.
Just part of the game and risk you accept for releasing stuff freely.
But you can still call someone a jerk for acting like a jerk. See this thread.