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Not Quite as Free As We May Have Thought. Soundcloud Add a Fine Print to New Copyright Rules!

Will still take down copyrighted material “at the request of creators.”

Soundcloud has further explained the details of their new agreement that was explained last week. SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss explained in an interview that their new licensing agreements would allow their users chances to upload DJ mixes with copyrighted material. Today a fine print was attached to the statement when it was explained that any artist that wanted their materials taken down, they would still be allowed to request this. 

Soundcloud's Blog explains- 

"It's important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed."

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This could still mean that mixes can still be pulled down at the behest of the creator as a form of respect to the artist. 

More information about this clause can be found here

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