R.I.P. The Historic Les Paul Database, 2006 - 2018.

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  1. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    Nuts. So much for the link in my signature. :laugh2:

    This is a shame. Thanks hoss for the many years of great guitar porn.

    http://www.historiclespauls.com

    Dear visitors,

    this site was a private project and it was not possible to make it European General Data Protection Regulation compliant. Thank you for 13 years of your passion and enthusiasm.
     

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    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    Just noticed it's mentioned in a sticky. My bad.
     
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    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    Yep saw this the other day myself. Bummer. I had all my gear listed up there too. :(
     
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    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Completely sucks....

    Compliance? I think we are going to loose the internet as we knew it....its going to become a restricted "billboard" ...
     
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    I didn't even know the site existed. :sadwave:
     
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    fleahead Senior Member

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    No way of recovering?
     
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    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Sucks for @hoss

    Putting work into something just to have it ruined by rediculous rules is too bad.
     
  8. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Can he export - download to another host?
     
  9. hoss

    hoss Senior Member

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    Yes but it would BE LOADS OF WORK AND SUPPORT and I am not willing to put this into it. It's not the host, it's the owner so I would need to sell it to someone and I don't want to do that.
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Thanks Hoss! I knew if it was something easy, you would do it...

    I was just thinking of moving it to a host not under those regs....
     
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    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    Doesn't matter where the host is, the owner must follow EU regulations.
     
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  12. hoss

    hoss Senior Member

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    US content and service providers are already starting to shut out EU IP addresses. No more Instapaper or LA Times for European users, for example.
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:
     
  14. LPaddicted

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    Can't you send a message like this to everybody ?

     
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    Big risks still ahead. What if someone uploads pictures of people playing a guitar, holding a guitar? I would need proof that this person gave the permission to be posted on MY site. I am not going to do that.
    Yes, it is the end of the free Internet. Mega corporations with their million dollar law departments are fine.

    Julio (burstserial.com) is fine because he doesn't have user content. @zorglub! make sure you don't have pics of people in the galleries.
     
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    This is very disappointing. I always relied on the Historic LP database to find certain guitars, eye candy, etc. There is always this:

    https://www.burst-videobase.com/

    It isn't the same as the HLPDB, but it is better than nothing.


    .......
     
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  17. hoss

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    I sure have a backup of the site and I could bring it back online in a couple of hours should the rules be weakened (I am sure they will as _A LOT OF_ EU and gov't sites are still not compliant, too).
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Hoss, this is all news to me, and I apologize for my ignorance, but could you lay out what these regs are, where they came from, when they changed and why? Just a bit of history on how this IMO censorship of the little guys, came about.

    Most likely, we are next..... This is not that Net Neutrality stuff, right?
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Rules are for people, not the gubberment...:rolleyes: :rofl:
     
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    Oh man, don't get me started. My work days have been FULL of GDPR related stuff for weeks. Just today a client had an emergency needing to find user data from an online campaign they ran last year...

    It is a European law, it has nothing to do with US net neutrality. It was passed 2 years ago and became effective last Friday.

    Have "fun":
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/technology/gdpr-european-privacy-law.html
    https://www.endpointprotector.com/blog/gdpr-the-pros-and-the-cons/
    https://www.inma.org/blogs/ideas/po...ral-data-protection-regulation-for-publishers
     
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