Is that Illegal ???

Discussion in 'Web Sites' started by riplikethat, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. cjaycee

    cjaycee New Member

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    it depends on how many files you have on your website and if its really popular i doubt the riaa would prosecute you if you have one song
  2. wtd

    wtd New Member

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    its illegal despite the likleyhood of getting sued ;)
  3. paco120

    paco120 New Member

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    I have the same problem. I don't know if it's legal or not. But on my site, I credited the person who posted the MIDI I wanted to use on my site. I guess it all depends on what the user who provides the MIDI wants.
  4. car

    car New Member

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    I think it's allright if you only can hear midis here in Germany. But i don't how it's in other countries...
  5. hornbyi

    hornbyi New Member

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    I think what Alain Beeseler Aka midiprog2000 is absolutly on the money! All work should be accreditted. Rermember it is not just the record company but the ARTIST who retains the royalties. Albeit P2p is great for emerging artists to get their music out there. Whether or not all these law suits nailing kids for copyright infringment is cool. wel that is another kettle of fish altogether. I think that file sharing is just that. I f I lend you a book to read that I paid for what is the hassle. It is when I charge you to read it that some of that should be given to the artist. Well that is my opinion anyway.
  6. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Here's some very helpful information...

    Also streaming music can be saved to local hard disk.
  7. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    That's true... and legal or not... anyone can be sued.
    So at least protect yourself as much as possible within the law.
  8. soccercrzy87

    soccercrzy87 New Member

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    do you have rights to the music atleast?
  9. jeo

    jeo New Member

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    the chances of being sued should be low since u are not making profit from it. In fact you are helping them to promote their songs:)
  10. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Yeah, you'd think that they would be greatful. ;)

    I think would be best to just get permission from the authors first, that way you'll avoid any legal issues.

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