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Publishing Works with MODEM

MODEM is all about collaboration. You may have noticed the box at the bottom of every page which has some text about Creative Commons. All music hosted in MODEM is licensed using a Creative Commons license which permits other people to use the music for their own purposes. By uploading your work to MODEM you are implicitly agreeing to it's use by others under the terms of the license. All the licenses insist that any work used gets credited in the new work.

We hope you want other people to use your work, and that's why you're here!

Types of License

When you upload your music you have to license it using one of the four following licences:

  1. Attribution: People can copy, distribute, perform, display, transform and make money from your work for any purpose as long they give you credit (attribution).
  2. Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike: People can copy, distribute, perform, display, transform your work for non commercial purposes only as long they give you credit (attribution). If someone alters, transforms, or builds upon this work, they have to distribute the resulting work under this same license.
  3. Attribution Noncommercial: People can copy, distribute, perform, display and transform your work for any purpose as long they give you credit (attribution). People may not use your work for commercial purposes.
  4. Attribution Share Alike: People can copy, distribute, perform, display, transform and make money from your work for any purpose as long they give you credit (attribution). If someone alters, transforms, or builds upon this work, they have to distribute the resulting work under this same license.

You may only upload your own original works, or work that uses a compatible Creative Commons License or is licensed in such a way that it may become part of a work licensed with one of the above.

Sorry if this is confusing. Copyright is a difficult and complicated subject. To understand the issues better check out the Creative Commons website.

If in doubt - do not upload - users who repeatedly upload copyright material will be banned.

Works with elements with different licenses

The share alike licenses (2 and 4) require that any work using the licensed work must use the same license. If you can't or won't do this, don't use the material.




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