Grateful Dead has the following taping and trading policy:
Note on Limitations for this site: Specific items (show dates and/or recording versions) may become unavailable for downloading here by rights-holder request. Here are some examples of currently nonpublic items (list is not comprehensive): 02/27/1969, 02/28/1969, 03/01/1969, 03/02/1969, 10/26/1971, 09/21/1972, 11/02/1977, 11/05/1977, 09/03/1980, 09/04/1980, 03/26/1988, 03/27/1988, 03/28/1988, 07/04/1989
The Grateful Dead and its managing organizations have long encouraged the purely non-commercial exchange of music taped at Grateful Dead concerts and those of our individual members. That a new medium of distribution has arisen - digital audio files being traded over the Internet - does not change our policy in this regard. Our stipulations regarding digital distribution are merely extensions of those long-standing principles and they are as follow:
No commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our music, whether through advertising, exploiting databases compiled from their traffic, or any other means.
All participants in such digital exchange acknowledge and respect the copyrights of the performers, writers and publishers of the music.
This notice should be clearly posted on all sites engaged in this activity.
The Grateful Dead management reserves the ability to withdraw our sanction of non-commercial digital music should circumstances arise that compromise our ability to protect and steward the integrity of our work.