|======= Message from Grateful Dead Productions // Ice Nine =========
The Grateful Dead and our managing organizations have long encouraged
the purely non-commercial exchange of music taped at our concerts and those of
our individual members. That a new medium of distribution has arisen - digital
audio files being traded over the Internet - does not change our policy in this
Our stipulations regarding digital distribution are merely extensions of
those long-standing principles and they are as follows:
No commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our
music, whether through advertising, exploiting databases compiled from their
traffic, or any other means.
All participants in such digital exchange acknowledge and respect the
copyrights of the performers, writers and publishers of the music.
This notice should be clearly posted on all sites engaged in this activity.
We reserve the ability to withdraw our sanction of non-commercial digital
music should circumstances arise that compromise our ability to protect and
steward the integrity of our work.