I wonder if major artists get a different deal? http://www.myspace.com/ninofficial peace -cpr Quoting SP Goodman <email@example.com>: > "Tim Nelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> put forth: > > For one, you're signing over the ownership of anything > > you post: "By posting Content on any public area of > > MySpace.com, you automatically grant as well as > > represent and warrant that you have the right to grant > > to MySpace.com, an irrevocable, perpetual, > > non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, > > copy, perform, display, and distribute such > > information and content to MySpace.com and that > > MySpace.com has the right to prepare derivative works > > of, or incorporate into other works, such information > > and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of > > the foregoing"... > > In other words, mp3.com Mark II. As if any person who created their own > original material would want to give it all up for nothing, so someone >else > could exploit it no matter what you do. Isn't the arrogance of music >biz > lawyers astonishing at times? > > > Also, "You may not include in your Member profile any > > telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs > > or email addresses" would seem a bit restrictive to > > those of us who when posting said gig info do include > > our last names in our billing (as opposed to 'Tiffany' > > or something) or who would like to use the site to > > actually sell a cd. > > It's how they obtain exclusive rights-by-proxy to a poster's material, >while > > claiming to have "non-exclusive" license to use it. > > Obvious that some folks haven't given up on the idea of stealing from > artists, while claiming to protect themselves from being stolen from. > They're not dead yet, alas. > > Stephen Goodman > * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff > * http://www.medialinenews.com > * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack > * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.