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  1. Which is really the crux of the question, because one person at least has been running around saying Linden Labs fined him $500 and made him shut down his venue because a DJ was playing *live music* when they said the music venue wasn't registered to play live music. I have had my question(s) clarified by an ex radio DJ (or 2) who also stream into SL and I won my little tet-a-tet with the club owner, who had his staff telling the likes me they wweren't allowed to play live recordings - he backed down and changed his club ruling *smiles*
  2. As much as do love the diversification of the discussions about copyright etc and when I can play devil's advocate, the main basic query is not resolved. Would SL/LL differentiate in a club/venue over a DJ playing (say The Rolling Stones ~ Get Off Of My Cloud (purely an example)) from a live disc instead of the original studio version from the single/album or multitude of greatest hits releases dependant on if the club/venue has or hasn't registered themselves as a 'live venue'. Thus having them able to fine the club and DJ for playing said 'live recorded' version of the song?
  3. the response from BMI when asked about streaming music as a DJ into SL " the licensing obligation falls on the website from which music is made available. Therefore, if the music is appearing somewhere other than your own website, you are not responsible for securing a Public Performance license for that use. "
  4. looking at the LL legal IP infringement page :-- v. a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if the address is located outside the United States, to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided DMCA notification to us or an agent of such person; So it maybe down to Northern District of California rulings regardless of your world location?
  5. a quote from the thread I have already linked into this ........... Posted November 13, 2011 "This is not a huge issue and believe it or not I see it come up often since I am an I.P. Arbitrator in the real world. The stream server owners (a/k/a Provider) are the responsible party for licensing. It make no sense to pay a multi-tiered fee on a product that is already paid the dues for the end user by the provider, this process is similar to double taxation. The process you are describing would require every person that listens to the stream they need to pay the license fees since it connects to their computer through various routing of URLs. I guess in the current economy every one wants to find a way to squeeze as much money out of people as possible, even if it is grossly malicious and in the end destroys the product enjoyability."
  6. For me a live recording is a snapshot of how the band were at that time, with no studio trickery to supplement their music, unless like some recordings it is massively overdubbed afterwards . Some artists/bands never repeat a song setlist through a tour others perform almost robotically each night, I respect the former more, means they have more songs in their repertoire to pull from. Live is what music is all about the artists current interpretation of the music they wrote or are known for performing. It gives a band the most incoming from their touring over a recorded set of songs for which some produce then slaves over to make a 'perfect' song. I guess it is all in the ear of the beholder *smiles*
  7. I totally and wholeheartedly agree, which is part of the whole query since some SLclubs/venues apparently now tell the DJ's they can't play anything from such a live recording, because Linden's could fine them for not being registered with them for playing live music.
  8. It is, akin to you have people over and in your living room and playing them some music, as shown in the thread I did link too. This is a question more about the nitpicking semantics of a matter - if you play a live track during a DJ set does that make you a performer and not a DJ, which does change the copyright issue. Taking the semantics in a different direction, ..... since a DJ is streaming 'live' into SL, taking a request proves you are not a 'canned station', once you accept a request does that mean you have proven yourself to be a 'live performer in SL'. Should, therefore all DJ's have a predefined setlist to stick to and provide the venue owner with said setlist before they play and not deviate from it to prevent the accusation that they are a live performer/entertainer?
  9. So playing one or two track(s) off of a live recording defines you as a performer and not a DJ? That is what you are saying?
  10. For me the simple question really is for Lindens to answer. If a club/venue in SL hasn't registered with Linden Labs as a live music venue, does that stop a DJ there playing a song/track which is a live recording that has been issued for sale by a band at some time and has been purchased by the person who is the "DJ", since some seem to feel doing so is breaking some area of the Lindens Labs TOS.
  11. then again, from the forum discussion I linked already :- A question asked to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc,) as you know collects licensing fees on behalf of music performers ) :- Hello, I would like to be a DJ in the virtual world Second Life, and would like to be able to broadcast music using a shoutcast server so other Second Life residents can listen to the music being played. I have been browsing the internet trying to figure out what kinds of licenses are needed to no avail. Your website does not provide an option for DJs. How can a DJ (a virtual DJ in this case) be able to comply with all licensing laws? Can you please tell me what licenses are needed and how to obtain them? Thank you in advance for your time. George XXXXXX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ response back from BMI :- Hi George, In response to your inquiry below, the licensing obligation falls on the website from which music is made available. Therefore, if the music is appearing somewhere other than your own website, you are not responsible for securing a Public Performance license for that use. Thanks, Music that Works for You Alaina XXXXX Manager, New Media Business Development New Media & Strategic Development 10 Music Square East Nashville, TN 37203-4399 XXXXX@bmi.com www.bmi.com/newmedia
  12. To clarify the question a little more. A band ie Rolling Stones issues a live concert recording, as a DJ in SL you play a track from said recording after you legitimately purchased it. Does your playing that track break any part of the Linden TOS copyright ruling on since streaming into SL and copyright is already covered in back in 2011
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