Takedown

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It is with equal parts frustration and disappointment that I find myself being compelled to remove the CBC Nightlines and Brave New Waves archives I have hosted at networkeffects.ca since April 2012.  In September 2015 I moved the growing archive of fan recordings to a subdomain of this site using Omeka to organize and share it.  In doing this I also provided a means for fans to share their hometaped recordings – clearly the CBC disapproves of people celebrating their affection in such a manner.

As I have been hosting small clips from my personal collection of Nightlines and Brave New Waves cassettes since 2012, I can only assume that it was my attempt to connect fans and provide a space for sharing that prompted this action.  I have found many people share my love of these programs and the artists they exposed me to – I expect they will also share my disappointment.

My friends and family know my affection for Canada’s public broadcaster.  I wore my CBC logos with pride and frequently recommended programs I discovered at cbc.ca and CBC radio.  I would like to think this incident has not tarnished my affection for the public broadcaster, but am feeling those equal parts frustration and disappointment alienating a long-time fan.

 

 

gpotter

 

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