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Abdel Halim Hafez born February 6,1929 in a small village called "Halawat" in Sharqia, Egypt.    Abdel Halim graduated from the Academy of Arabic Music in 1948 and joined the Egyptian radio in 1952 - to become a favourite singer  among the young generation at the time. He acted and sang in a total of 16 movies.  His songs are until now a leading path for the young generation.  Abdel Halim Hafez died March 30, 1977 .
Abdel Halim Hafez - Egyptian Singer
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Abdel Halim Hafez - Egyptian Singer

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When we created this website back in 1997 (11 years ago), we were one of the first leading websites to introduce Egypt, the Egyptian culture and Egyptian music to the world.  For 11 years, we have never attempted to charge any money for any of our services despite the cost we have encountered in maintaining it.   

We have been always criticized by our fans for posting only 1-2 minutes of some songs in this section and not the full length songs.  Many of you were just unhappy about it and wanted us to feature full songs.  We have resisted the pressure due to our belief that this was just a section dedicated to the memory of this great singer and just a taste of his memorable music. 

After 11 years of service and hundreds of online newcomers linking to this section, including many Egyptian government owned websites, who are simply lazy to be creative on their own, we are now faced with yet another challenge.  

Below is a copy of an email threat we have received from the IFPI  who are claiming that they represent the recording company, which we assume is Sout El Fen requesting that we remove those 1-2 minutes songs or face a lawsuit.  

It didn't take us long to decide to remove the music from this section, simply because we do not need the headache.   

We have created this website for the love of Egypt, however we can say the actions by it's people is causing that love to diminish slowly.  

We have been away from Egypt for almost 30 years, yet still willing to endure the cost for maintaining a FREE service, while EGYPTIANS seem to make every effort to create obstacles for us.

Saad Zagloul once said; " Mafiesh Fayda" which can be translated in plain everyday English language.  "No hope in hell!!"

Hope Sout El Fen are now happy to deprive millions access to the great singer Abdel Halim Hafez.

We are posting the email in it's entirety and urge all our fans to write directly to them and Sout El Fen in Egypt to express your disappointment.

The Egyptian Castle Team

 

Below is the email received November 3, 2008

I am contacting you on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and its member record companies.  The IFPI is a trade association whose member companies are some 1,450 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and distribute sound recordings. Under penalty of perjury, we submit that the IFPI is authorized to act on behalf of its member companies in matters involving the infringement of their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and common law rights on the Internet.

We have learned that your service is hosting infringing files on its network.  These files contain sound recordings by the artists known as Om Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez.  These sound recordings are owned by some of our member companies and have not been authorized for this kind of use.  We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.  We assert that the information in this notification is accurate, based upon the data available to us.

We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorized activity.  Specifically, we request that you remove the infringing files from your system or that you disable access to the infringing files.  In addition, please inform the site operator of the illegality of his or her conduct.

You should understand that this letter constitutes notice to you that this site operator may be liable for the infringing activity occurring on your service. In addition, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you ignore this notice, you and/or your company may also be liable for any resulting infringement. This letter does not constitute a waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any such unauthorized activities, and such rights as well as claims for other relief are expressly retained.

You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 10 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DD, United Kingdom or email Notices@ifpi.org, to discuss this notice.  We await your response.

Faithfully,

Jeremy Banks

Vice-President, Internet Anti-Piracy

IFPI

10 Piccadilly

London

W1J 0DD

United Kingdom

Email: Notices@ifpi.org

 

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