Most of that stuff has been traded free on groups like this for years. Then when the internet downloading thing really kicked in about 5 years ago every Zappa fan (with a broadband connection) could have the best possible copy available for free. Now keep in mind that most if not all of this stuff was just not available from the ZFT at that time. Most was not available for far too many years from legitimate retail sources. We have attempted to stop the trading or vines of things when a ZFT version is released. One never knows when a favorite live show is suddenly going to be released by the ZFT though.
As for eBay they have rules against selling this sort of thing but they just don't enforce them. The truth is that they make too much money from this sort of thing. They even have a rule against selling any disc that's on written media as opposed to a factory pressing. Jim L From: Zappa-List@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Eddy Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 11:37 PM To: Zappa-List@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zappa-List] Re: Frank Zappa How did all that other crap get past them ?! Token of his extreme is clearly a VHS dub that could be improved by any amateur with a bit of free software. Apparently the 200 Motels DVD that is circulating at the moment seems to be "legal" as well. Looks to me like Gail better aim her arrows at some of that stuff rather than on Zappa tribute bands ! Eddy www.kollektionist.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dawayne Bailey" > And just how did this new Mothers DVD get past the ZFT gestapo?