I am a retired person who loves music and after purchasing a 9000Pro years ago and then the T2 and now the T4 am having a ball with playing those wonderful machines. I am self taught and except for a few times playing at senior citizen centers played only at home. Friends and family that were not near asked how to get some of my music to listen to. A great choice was to upload to a shared web site.
Now comes the "rest of the story". Over the past 3 years I must have uploaded around 60 of songs that I played and converted to MP3. These were all on the 4shared.com web site. Watching the number of downloads indicated how "popular" the songs were. Some were 40-50, some were 200-300 and some were in the 2000 downloads. However, one song, "You raise me up" went crazy - 10,000, 30,000, 50,000 whoa, whats going on? They really must like my music. Then a couple of weeks ago at 70,000 the goons at DMCA contacted 4shared.com and issued an immediate disabling of that song. 4shared.com then issued a "infringing of material" and removed the song "You raise me up". Further I was issued a warning that I was liable for damages etc. etc. Neither 4shared or the DMCA people would tell me what the violation was only that I was "infringing on the copyright of the holder".
So, since 4shared.com had already deleted the song I deleted the rest of my songs from their web site and will no longer use the facility. I suspect the 70,000 downloads of the song was just too much and they figured the music industry was losing sales of original recorded songs. I had to fill out paper work indicating I removed the song, not do it again and give they necessary information if I had to appear in court. So I guess one should be careful in not using a shared web site to store their songs. And above all, don't record any songs that people really like and put them on a shared web site!