[quote=“justcheckingitout, post:5, topic:285341, full:true”]
but that isn’t really one person posting their work. It is someone who created a “compilation” of others works. So, to me, unless we see some form of verification that it was an official release, especially with it being traded on torrents, it is still just someone’s iPod playlist.[/quote]
Musicbrainz allows bootlegs, if they’re “notable” enough.
That is a very grey area, and open to interpretation. But it definitely means that just because something is only available online doesn’t disqualify it.
In the case of the Indie/Rock Playlist torrent series I’ve actually heard of them before, so I would say they’re pretty notable.
Personally I wouldn’t worry about it so much, MusicBrainz hides bootleg releases from view for a reason, and we don’t allow linking to illegal downloads. One thing I definitely would take issue with though is the misrepresentation of bootlegs - not being honest about the source or passing them off as official.