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Hi all, just a quick heads up to say that after a growing number of copyright claims on tracks uploaded by users we'll be going through the tracks section and removing accounts for anyone who has uploaded copyright material.
Please go through your files and make sure that anything uploaded is 100% your own work or that you have permission to use anything that could be considered in breach of copyright. If you believe you have permission then you need to prove it or delete the track.
We'll also soon be releasing an update to allow other users to report copyright material but its best to protect your own account before someone else flags it as being a problem.
Any profiles that are found to be breaking the rules will be suspended.
Sure sir. Understood. WARNING TO CHEATERS!
well, i uploaded a remix of "nf - let you down" is that k?
If you did not 100% create a track yourself or if you dont have permission and proof to use what you used then there is a good chance that your file is in breach of copyright, is uploaded against our terms and 100% should be deleted to prevent your account from being suspended.
Looperman, what about cover tracks that has no commecial samples, no copyright materials. and no commercial content but are 100 percent cover song recreations?
At the moment this does not include cover versions as long as all content is self made and the track description makes that clear.
Thank you for this and keeping your site clean. I recorded one acapella version of Pink Floyd's song "Hey You" and was worried I would have problems because not everyone knows who Pink Floyd is, may not include the proper cover details, and are giving their song title a different name. I don't think it would backfire on me, but it is always good to double check. Thank you! eSoreni
@esoreni, just ensure that you complete the description fully so that everyone is in no doubt as to what can and cant be done with your acapella and that they are fully aware that it it a cover of someone elses song.
What about all the sampled HipHop? I'm guesstimating at least 90% is in breach of copyright in some form or other.
Time to make your own music people lol.
Getting pressure from the gestapo, Shan?
so what about the loops people upload for us to use ?
@dzoh material in breach of copyright is not welcome here in any area of the site.
so if the loops we use arent 100% theirs then all content with all parties ther-in will be removed. i understand
@dzoh, not sure i understand what you are saying here
@Looperman, I think you already answered his question. But he is essentially saying if a loop or some loops had illegal content in it does that also make all the songs that use this loop or loops on this site illegal too?
So, as a result, all songs that used said loop(s) should be removed as well, is what he wanted to know, I think. But then that begs the question: How would loop downloader know that the loop producer cheated in the first place?
@JosephFunk yes how to know loopmakers not cheating u right if we use a loop that is Copyrighted then our Track is wasted....
it only becomes a problem when u start making money from the tracks imo. which if you use a sample i think it should be mandatory that everyone post a link to their work on the loop. so if a loop is found to be in copyright violation then all artists that used the sample can be contacted so they can take it down.
this is bullshit, my loop got removed because of a copyright even though i created it myself
If you played the loop with an instrument or it is midi based you should be fine as well. But some of those pre-recorded push button controller sample packs have lots of uncleared samples. It takes a lot of legal work to clear just one sample through a record label or a copyright owner. This process can cost hundreds and potentially thousands of dollars once a proper sample license is obtained. Be careful with some of the sample packs you buy. They should have a sample clearing licensed declaring all material and samples in it has been properly cleared so that you can verify that fact yourself too. You should speak with the admin Looperman about this directly if you believe your loop has been mistakenly identified for copyright and show him your license from the sample pack you used to make your loop. Copyright owners can possibly sue and hold Looperman.com accountable for potential copyright infringement violations on every sample in every loop here if, and I say if, illegal content is found that they own. So the admin has a tremendous responsibility here. Good Luck!
@Aalbi10 The odds of everyone's record blowing up, or beat being placed, with the same loop is extremely slim. So how would everyone else's track become wasted? Odds are, the record companies and artists alike won't even take interest in the record unless its making money, or has some type of traction behind it. A track with 2,000 plays on SoundCloud isn't going to have a big fat DMCA waiting for it when you post it. But a record that has 2,000,000 plays? That's a completely different story. Copyright infringements only start coming when your sampled record starts to undercut the original works owned by the label company or artists.
This is only an issue because of kids being territorial with their own copyright violation works, in order to claim ownership of what was never theirs in the first place.
@JosephFunk... As I'm sure you are quite aware, "midi based" means very little at this point. Any owner of an MPC, such as myself, can vouch for MIDI having little to do with copyright unless the MIDI sequence was based upon a copyrighted work. The samples and loops are however a different thing altogether. Respect. Just saying... *shrug*
Hey Spivkurl good ole pal! My reference to midi based may have been taken a wee bit out of context by you but no problems there ole pal. I mentioned Midi Based in reference to making loops, where WAV based samples are more likely to get flagged due to obvious reasons. Sometimes audio samples are actually lifted from actual sources to make samples that will later become loops. So making sample-based loops from pre-recorded loops or more likely to be flagged over midi based loops was my point. I never implied that MIDI-based anything had anything to do with any copyright. Read what I said.
I said: If you played the loop with an instrument or it is midi based you should be fine as well.
I said that at the outset because I knew some would misinterpret my words. Again, no problems 4 sure. Cheers from Joe!
So making sample-based loops from pre-recorded SAMPLES or more likely....
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