Everybody that used the music did need to ask Howard Goodall permission to use it. That permission was never declined. Anyone that used it without his permission was using it illegally. Those that had his permission to use the music were asked to remove it from their sites. And those that sought his permission in the first place understood fully his reasons for wanting it withdrawn. Copyright wasn't rescinded, Howard Goodall always owned the music, he was just kind enough to lend it to us.