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  • Spoon
    • Apr 2002
    • 44007

    Gnudb change of policy

    Gnu took over freedb's database, and have run it for a couple of years, hats off to them.

    However they recently changed policy (last few days), requiring all users to supply their email to lookup discs. This we do not agree with 100%, either you have a free service (like AccurateRip, it is free and has no restrictions), or you go commercial.

    We have started to see lookups with messages informing the user to supply their email address, which has lots of issues as far as GDPR and other privacy issues.

    Gnudb is actually biting the hand which feeds it, their database will mainly be populated by EAC and dBpoweramp, if needs be we will put up a freedb server from the archives we have and switch over to it, and urge EAC to follow suit.