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Copyright – Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, see our DMCA takedown instructions.
Hipstrumentals, the owner and operator of www.hipstrumentals.com, takes the rights of intellectual property owners seriously, and complies as a service provider with all applicable provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
As stated in our Terms of Service, Hipstrumentals enforces its policy barring the upload of infringing material onto www.hipstrumentals.com. We respect the rights of copyright owners and we ask that you do the same.
- What is copyright?We strongly encourage Jamglue users to familiarize themselves with copyright law before uploading content and creating custom mixes on the website. We offer the following links to copyright law resources for informational purposes:
- U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright FAQ
- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse – Copyright FAQ
- What types of materials are copyrighted?Copyright is the right of an author of a creative work to prevent others from using that work, including performing the work publicly, reproducing a work, or using it to create new mixes or mash ups (a form of derivative work). Copyright can cover almost any creative expression, including the notes and lyrics to a song (the underlying “musical work”) and a separate copyright in each sound recording of a musical work (or a portion thereof).
If you did not create a work and do not have the consent of the copyright holder to publish or use it, your use of that work may be unauthorized and you may be subject to liability for copyright infringement.
- What happens if I upload to Hipstrumentals a sound recording for which I don’t own the copyright, have a license to use the work, or have consent of the copyright holder through pre-clearance by Hipstrumentals?If you upload a sound recording – or a portion thereof – to create a custom mix and you don’t own the copyright and don’t have permission to upload, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, or create a derivative work of that sound recording, you risk getting sued by the copyright owner. The damages for copyright infringement can be severe. Statutory damages (available to a copyright owner without proving actual harm) can range from $750 – $30,000 per work infringed, and run as high as $150,000 for willful infringement.
If we are notified that music or other material you have uploaded on to the Jamglue website infringes someone’s copyright, we will notify you and take down the content you posted. This is required by law. If you persist in uploading unauthorized content, we will, pursuant to our Repeat Infringer Policy, ban you from using the Jamglue website.
- What about fair use?The “fair use” doctrine is an affirmative defense to copyright infringement in the United States that allows the use of a work for certain limited purposes such as criticism, commentary, parody, news reporting, research, and teaching. Fair use is a complicated doctrine, and it is an open question whether a particular use of a copyrighted work constitutes fair use. You are responsible for the content you upload to the Jamglue website and may be liable for money damages if it is determined that you wrongly assumed that your use of certain content constituted “fair use”.
We offer the following links to various copyright law resources relating to the fair use doctrine for informational purposes only:
- U.S. Copyright Office – Fair Use
- Stanford University Libraries – Copyright & Fair Use
- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse – Copyright and Fair Use
- Further Information Regarding Copyright Infringement:
- The length of use of a copyrighted musical work or sound recording in a custom remix may not matter: even the performance or use of a small portion of a copyrighted musical work or sound recording may cause you to be liable for copyright infringement.
- A copyright notice (i.e. ©) is generally not required for a work to be protected by copyright law.
- Distributing content containing copyrighted material without the copyright owner’s permission is a violation of copyright law even if you give the content away for free.
- There is no exception for “private” copying in U.S. law. Even if you share a work with only a small group of your friends or family, you could still be liable for copyright infringement.
- You can be liable for copyright infringement even if you give attribution to the owner or author of the copyrighted content.
- Even if you used your creativity to write a new song that contained another person’s copyrighted work, you may be liable for copyright infringement.
- Even if there are other custom mixes on the Jamglue website similar to the content you uploaded, you may be liable for copyright infringement if you upload unauthorized content.
- The only way that you can know for certain that a custom remix or other content does not infringe anyone else’s copyright is if you created the entire work yourself without using anyone else’s copyrighted materials.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT YOUR ATTORNEYS AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS COPYRIGHT FAQ IS FOR YOUR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FAQ IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND. THIS FAQ MAY NOT COVER IMPORTANT ISSUES THAT AFFECT YOUR USE OF CONTENT. YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAW OR YOUR USE OF PARTICULAR CONTENT.