You say that you: “have been advocating for dropping CC for quite some time”, but, as far as I can see, you have acted like it was already dropped for some time now. I see your arguments mainly as an attempt to make this unofficial decision seem perfectly reasonable. But, despite the verbiage, I remain unconvinced.
Duplicity as an overt strategy is very current America, though, - I have to give you that;)
But, since I believe I have already made my stance on the matter sufficiently clear, I’ll spare you a tiresome repeat of my opinions.
It is honestly a bit depressing for me to see the legacy of the IDMF-label in the hands of unscrupulous pirates like this, but there is not really a lot I can do about it. Obviously I will not be submitting music to your label in its current state, and I would also generally advice others against doing it.