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    What do you do when you have hard drives that belong to clients from projects that were finished years ago and you're trying to return them to them and they don't return calls or emails? Is there any precedent?

    Just wondering if you have encountered this.

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    Send a letter via registered mail informing them that arrangement for delivery of the drives need to be made within 30 days or the drives go in the trash. Once you have a receipt from the registered mail, you have all the proof you need for giving adequate warning of the fate of the hard drives.

    I've never had it so bad that I've actually had to use registered mail, but I have had to chase people down for long periods of time until they picked up their stuff. It's disheartening how people will ignore you when they don't want to deal with something and then when they need to use you, they expect you to answer every beck and call immediately.
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    Send him a letter saying unless he takes appropriate steps you will declare the material abandoned, and you will use said music however you wish. That worked for me once

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    Or what if you are working with a single artist and they died? What would you do with their unfinished album then?
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    In that instance, likely convert everything to flattened BWF and give to family. If they dont want then dispose of accordingly. It is what seems proper anyway, to me.

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    I thought I might cremate it and send them an urn full of bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    I thought I might cremate it and send them an urn full of bits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Shillito View Post
    LYNN!
    Depends on whether or not I got paid.

    Just kidding!

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    Either way, someone got stiffed
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    Well I heard back from the label today. Their reaction?

    "Drives? Why would we need the drives? Just reuse them or toss them."

    Ok. Can do.

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