Re: Babe project - Legal feedback
- Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2018 12:27:02 -0800
- From: Andy B <anditosan1000@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Babe project - Legal feedback
On February 3, 2018 at 1:19:33 PM, Camilo Higuita Rodriguez (chiguitar@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
This is where you might be in territory that you don’t want to cross. You have to make sure that the files being listened to are streamed P2P only. Don’t post any of them anywhere, not even a list that can be accessed on the web. Don’t allow access unless expressly requested. Otherwise you become a streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Music and those are services that pay royalties to the artists for having their music on their platform.
There is really nothing wrong here, because for example, in the case of Google, they pay the artists to allow their music on their service and they don’t make themselves responsible to police the music you upload on their service. But the accounts are personal. They generally don’t intend for them to be shared. However, in Google Music, they allow you to recommend music to others with similar accounts and they don’t share the files but a snippet of the song so you would buy it.
I don’t think so. Here the thing is that you want to offer a streaming option. There is nothing wrong with that. But care for making it very personal, not like a broadcast radio station or TV. It has to be personal and streaming from one device to another and not sharing the file to another device.