Andrew Bird on Amazon for $1.99 After I got a Web Sheriff Takedown notice

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I’m not sure the music industry knows what it’s doing. In December I got a takedown notice from the Web Sheriff for posting an Andrew Bird MP3 and then today Amazon offers up the entire album as a MP3 download for $1.99 Noble Beast on Amazon

Web Sheriff Says:
December 18th, 2008 at 3:51 am e
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Hi Dave,
On behalf of Fat Possum Records and Andrew Bird, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of “Noble Beast” on your site (or any non-preview tracks from the artist’s new album – street date 20th January).
We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Andrew Bird, but the label and artist would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.
Thank you for respecting the artist’s and label’s wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, “Oh No” is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc via Pitchfork – also check-out the artist’s MySpace – and for details on “Noble Beast” and the artist’s 2008/09 shows … ..

you can also view official Andrew Bird videos at and, for details of further preview material and pre-release promotions, keep an eye on these official sources.
As you will appreciate, this e-mail is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients’ accumulated, worldwide rights and remedies remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.
With Thanks & Regards,

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