Grateful Dead Lossless Archives Removed From Archive.org?
The Internet Archive website reacted to a request by the Grateful Dead to remove the GD archives and make it available for streaming only. But based on this post it seems that the Internet Archive reacted too quickly in trying to comply with GD's request. Instead of wanting all of the GD archives taken down the Grateful Dead representatives just wanted the soundboard recordings removed and made available as streaming media and the audience files available as both downloads and streaming. For those of you who are not familiar with the Internet Archives vast archive of music they have a lot of Shorten and FLAC encoded audio for free that is meticulously handled and seeded. There is a petition going for those that don't agree with GD demanding the removal of the soundboards.
UPDATE: Phil Lesh has also just posted a message on Phillesh.net. Click on the 11.30 Update Message at the top of the screen.