That is a quote from HMX on the creators website no exception is listed.Unless you have explicit permission from the rights holder, you cannot post copyrighted content on YouTube, or anywhere else. RBN songs contain copyrighted content. It does not matter whether you purchased the song or not in Rock Band, or whether you own the CD.
If we notice such content on YouTube, or anywhere else, we will inform Viacom and they will have it pulled down. Offenders will be warned. Repeat offenders will be banned from Rockband.com and/or Creators.rockband.com as necessary.
Is that clear enough?
(I'll post this on the main rb.com forums as well. Thanks for the head's up)
☐ Alexisonfire ☐ Billy Talent ☐ Cake ☐ Cream ☐ ELO ☑ Heart ☐ Kinks
☐ Neil Young ☐ OLP ☐ Sex Pistols ☑ Sublime ☐ Supertramp ☐ ZZ Top
Thanks for clarifying.
Notice to all authors, then: if you neglect to post a preview video of some kind (Rockgamer does a nice job of partial videos that are representative of the chart), I will be MUCH less likely to purchase your song. I suspect I am not alone in this. While I understand the thorny nature of copyright laws, the above posted policy from HMX effectively equates to "cutting off your nose to spite your face", IMO.
Right - I know, the preview feature was a great idea, and I'll be taking full advantage of it...I just don't get why artists/authors wouldn't want chart videos of their songs available. Sometimes it's more convenient to watch a youtube video than to go in and play previews of songs when you are actually playing the game. My approach is going to be, basically, start by listening to the songs (I've listened to the vast majority of songs that have been announced), then watch chart videos of those songs that interest me, then play previews of any that I'm on the fence about.
As an example of how chart videos can be a benefit, I had no intention of buying the first Tom Petty live anthology pack...until I saw the chart videos, which made me realize how fun the songs would be to play. Would I have done the same if there were no chart videos, but a 1 minute preview available? I don't know, but when I actually have the game on, I'm usually interested in playing the songs I have, not shopping for new ones. I do all my DLC shopping/decision-making online and let the songs download in the background when I turn my Xbox on.
Order Status - Tranferred from regional warehouse to central carrier shipping hub
But anyway, what I was saying wasn't that it's perfectly okay to post approved songs, just that I thought I saw Harmonix say that they won't take action against them or ban your creator's account if you do, while they have threatened that if you post work-in-progress videos without permission. The audio is still copyrighted, and it's still both legally correct and polite to only post videos with permission from the author, even if the song's approved. Plenty of bands will still happily give permission and accept the publicity if you ask them (such as the guy posting videos of all the passed Main Drag songs, and I think Scratching The Itch said they were okay with anyone posting videos of their songs).
Apparently, these previews have been around for over a month and no one's noticed. Well, here they are.
- "Beautiful" - | Full Band | from Digi-Interactive
- "Love Is the Only Thing" - | Full Band | from Digi-Interactive
- "Call Me Crazy" - | Full Band | from Digi-Interactive
- "Close Your Eyes" - | Full Band | from Digi-Interactive
- "Sound of the Redeemed" - | Full Band | from Digi-Interactive
Most of 'em are in peer review if you're interested.
Last edited by HauntingYourKids; 02-27-2010 at 01:24 AM.
PSN: Stockton572 | Expert All Instruments | All DLC
Wishlist: Oingo Boingo  | Taylor Swift  | Jagged Little Pill [2/11] | OK Computer