Amazon UK Promotes Bob Dylan Bootlegs

It’s one thing that Amazon sells bootleg recordings; I understand that it may be hard for them to police all the stock they get from “record companies,” and third-party resellers. I’d noticed quite a few Dylan bootlegs in the past couple of years. These aren’t 50-year old recordings, which are fair game in the European Union, these are just plain old bootlegs.

But it’s another thing when, in an email promoting the latest Bob Dylan release, Amazon also promotes four bootleg albums. I got this email this morning:


I assume Amazon would say it’s not their responsibility; they trust the companies to sell legal recordings, and these emails are generated by algorithm. But, still; it’s pretty lame.