On Nov 13, 2002, The Big Wu gave permission for shows to be hosted at the Archive:
On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, andrew miller wrote:
> Diane- This email gives you conformation to upload/download Big Wu shows.
> Please feel free to use the band's taped material. My name is Andy Miller, I
> am the bass pleyer for the Wu, and I am humbled to be a part of your
> Legal disclaimer: Any and all live recordings on your site may not be bought
> or sold under any circumstances. Period. The Big Wu's participation is given
> freely, as long as there is no money to be made by anyone. This is FREE.
> Let's keep it this way.
> Thank you for hosting this site,
> Andy (Padre Pienbique) Miller
The Big Wu encourages their fans to record shows and trade the music with their friends far and wide. Each venue that The Big Wu plays at is asked to allow concert goers to bring their taping gear into the venue so long as the setup is not interfering with the experience of another fan.
Napster, and Digital Recordings
While The Big Wu promotes the taping and trading of live music, professionally recorded CDs are copyrighted material, so the duplication and distribution of such material other than for personal use is prohibited by law. It's also bad karma because the Wu depend on income from their professionally recorded CDs to help pay their touring bills.