[linux-audio-user] The MySpace terms for content

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Wed May 3 16:12:36 EDT 2006

Brad Fuller wrote:

>>>> Yikes
>>> Exactly! Even with the change above it's still a horrendous piece of
>>> spagetti 
>> Yep, I've taken down all of the music I had on Myspace... it's a
>> violation of the Creative Commons terms under which my music is
>> available.
> Can you indicate how it violates the Creative Commons terms?

It depends on the terms... I have selected the non-commercial 
distribution terms, which means no modifying, public performance, etc., 
without permission. Myspace's terms specifically say they can modify, 
publicly perform, etc.... I guess it's really not a violation, but it's 
kind of sneaky that posting content to the site automatically grants 
them the license... bet a lot of people didn't even realize they are 
giving permission implicitly when they upload files to the site.

Brett McCoy: Programmer by Day, Guitarist by Night

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