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Re: Online music hosting

I wonder if major artists get a different deal?



Quoting SP Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net>:

> "Tim Nelson" <psychle62@yahoo.com> put forth:
> > For one, you're signing over the ownership of anything
> > you post: "By posting Content on any public area of
> > MySpace.com, you automatically grant as well as
> > represent and warrant that you have the right to grant
> > to MySpace.com, an irrevocable, perpetual,
> > non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use,
> > copy, perform, display, and distribute such
> > information and content to MySpace.com and that
> > MySpace.com has the right to prepare derivative works
> > of, or incorporate into other works, such information
> > and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of
> > the foregoing"...
> In other words, mp3.com Mark II.  As if any person who created their own 
> original material would want to give it all up for nothing, so someone 
> could exploit it no matter what you do.  Isn't the arrogance of music 
> lawyers astonishing at times?
> > Also, "You may not include in your Member profile any
> > telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs
> > or email addresses" would seem a bit restrictive to
> > those of us who when posting said gig info do include
> > our last names in our billing (as opposed to 'Tiffany'
> > or something) or who would like to use the site to
> > actually sell a cd.
> It's how they obtain exclusive rights-by-proxy to a poster's material, 
> claiming to have "non-exclusive" license to use it.
> Obvious that some folks haven't given up on the idea of stealing from 
> artists, while claiming to protect themselves from being stolen from. 
> They're not dead yet, alas.
> Stephen Goodman
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