tattie wrote: Sorry to be a killjoy, but I do think it is risky.
For sure you see stuff on Youtube etc which gets away with it, but at the same time, we all know that there is the occasional crackdown on these same sites .. and it's the guys who cant pay the lawyers who get hammered, or have to quickly pull their material and hide.....
...So I dont have a problem with guys who perhaps want to do a part, or track 'based on' or 'influenced by' a cover ... provided it is not obviously a cover... and if it is not obviously a cover, then FFS dont tell anyone that it is!...
music gets pulled down from youtube all the time ...but i've never ever seen a cover being pulled down (unless the cover was published/protected material itself).
u r breaking the law in case u are making a cover and claiming it as your own composition...which is called plagiarism! or using samples from the original without permission (copyright infrigment).
u r calling scarecrows for uploadig covers....but turning a blind eye on plagiarism? which imo is the only real crime u can commit.
..if an OSC entry is in any way a cover it should be declared clearly as such in the info file imo!
broadcasting or publishing issues with covers -if any- can be dealt by soundcloud.
and soundcloud seems to accept covers (they even feature them!).
infact personally i wish for OSC compositions to just stay on soundcloud and not be moved anywhere else (no arhcive and no ep-albums).
i would not even host any of the songs on the OSC site. just external links or widgets to sites which have their broadcasting and publishing rights sorted is fine.
but seriously i'd really like to know of even one case of someone posting a cover on the net and getting into trouble for it or even having it removed?. but i'm sure there's never been one.
the only time i ever read of record companies getting in touch with someone uploading covers of their songs was to actually sign them = Bieber, esmer etc etc .
archo1024 wrote:* I think an OSC where we all work on covering the same song would be an interesting experiment.
an OSC with everyone covering something like Enjoy the Silence would be epic.