for Game Music Jukebox
This page was created to address any DMCA content concerns on this website.
Game Music Jukebox was created for these purposes
- To increase awareness and showcase fantastic video game soundtracks that might otherwise go unnoticed
- Help increase soundtrack (or video game) sales with links
- A community listening kiosk
- Encourage companies to release soundtracks for games that do not officially have a purchasable soundtrack
- Nostalgia and reminiscing
In developing Game Music Jukebox my primary goal was to mitigate blatant copyright infringement. The solution was to go with this $25 Flash MX component. This player would give visitors the ability to listen to any song, from any soundtrack, without the option to download them.
Many video game related websites mirror this approach. One such site, Direct Song, is licensed to sell soundtracks for Guild Wars, Morrowind, and Oblivion to name a few. Entire songs can be heard through a player that does not allow downloading.
Many companies also offer soundtracks for free. Funcom lets you download the entire Anarchy Online soundtrack from www.anarchyonline.com in addition to The Longest Journey from www.longestjourney.com. The entire EVE Online soundtrack is available by visiting www.eve-online.com. A handful of tracks from Bethesda's Oblivion soundtrack are available at www.fileplanet.com. Blizzard has offered many tracks for most of their games on corresponding gaming pages.
Since the legality of this website is murky I use seven tenets to help justify its existence.
- Video game companies sanction and sometimes sponsor fan sites. They even provide materials to aid in designing a site; materials that would otherwise be copyrighted.
- Hugely popular www.mobygames.com catalogs and displays scans of copyrighted video game box and disc designs. As far as I know no video game company has asked that their material be removed.
- Many video game websites use Flash to play music while concurrently not offering download options.
- Fair solutions are offered on this page in case any company representatives wish to have their material conditionally changed or removed.
- Pop-ups, pop-unders, and banner ads do not exist. Google Adwords are purposely kept to a minimum and out of view. It's not my intension to make money off this site.
- Because this website is globally available, and copyright laws differ between countries, it would be disadvantageous to try and follow a matrix of laws. As a result...
- I feel this site fundamentally falls under Fair Use by meeting these conditions (as indicated by Wikipedia)
- this site is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work (links to sites that sell the video game or soundtrack)
Of course I understand if, as a representative, you feel this website has collectively infringed on your company's intellectual property. Therefore if you wish to have soundtrack(s) removed read the following "Notice and Procedure for Song Removal from Game Music Jukebox," or if you wish to make other conditions, besides removal, please email email@example.com.
Thank you for reading.
- Ryan Allen
Admin for Game Music Jukebox
Notice and Procedure for Song Removal from Game Music Jukebox
Written notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Service Provider(s): Game Music Jukebox
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Ryan Allen
E-mail Address of Designated Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be effective, the Notification must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of all songs to be removed;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receipt of the written Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above:
- Service Provider shall remove or disable access to songs;
- Service Provider shall forward the written notification to such alleged infringer ("Subscriber") via e-mail;
- Service Provider shall take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
This has been simplified to make the process of requesting song removal as easy as possible. Thank you.