Thursday, December 01, 2005 Statement

Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

We at now realize that our mistaken attempts to move quickly were based on what we thought the Grateful Dead wanted.

For this we apologize both to the Grateful Dead and their community.

There has been a great deal of reaction, our actions have caused more than necessary.
We believe these changes will be more appropriate for both the Grateful Dead and its community:

Audience recordings will be restored as they were before— for download and streaming.
Soundboard recordings will be available streaming only.

Thank you all for helping guide this process. There may be changes in the future, but for now there is access to great concerts, and the audience recordings may be downloaded from here freely.

-Brewster Kahle and volunteer archivist Matt Vernon
This will take a day or two to fully implement.

12/1/05 9:34 am Pacific Time
The audienced based downloads should all be up now. Streaming soundboards are coming back in the next day or so, we appreciate your patience. The website is slow and wobbly based on the traffic to the forums. onward! -brewster


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