Rupie & Myspace

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Rupie & Myspace

Postby maxx england » Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:47 pm

Saw this comment by Bob Brozman on the Michael Messer site, so I lifted it:

Just a reminder that MySpace was bought by RUPERT MURDOCH (probably not for fun) and when you post music on MySpace, it belongs to HIM, not YOU, while it is up there!
Just something to think about.
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Postby grumpygroo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:02 pm

You have to be very careful with most of these hosting sites. Read the small print carefully especially the bit about copyright. I suspect the Dirty Digger has made most of his fortune out small print clauses.

I don't know what YouTube's policy on ownership and copyright is.
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Postby jellyroll baker » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:03 pm

From Wikipedia:

Musicians' rights and MySpace Terms of Use Agreement

Until June 2006, there was a concern amongst musicians, artists, and bands on MySpace such as songwriter Billy Bragg owing to the fine print within the user agreement that read, "You hereby grant to MySpace.com a non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, store, reproduce, transmit, and distribute such Content on and through the Services." The fine print brought particular concern as the agreement was being made with Murdoch's News Corporation. Billy Bragg brought the issue to the attention of the media during the first week of June 2006.[53] Jeff Berman, a MySpace spokesman swiftly responded by saying, "Because the legalese has caused some confusion, we are at work revising it to make it very clear that MySpace is not seeking a license to do anything with an artist's work other than allow it to be shared in the manner the artist intends."
By June 27, 2006, MySpace had amended the user agreement with, "MySpace.com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, 'Content') that you post to the MySpace Services. After posting your Content to the MySpace Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose."


Seems pretty safe.
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Postby maxx england » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:32 pm

To my untutored eye, it looks like a rather major volte face, so did somebody give them Big Spanky?
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