Free for Profit on any streaming platform! All I ask is that you give me credit in the title (Prod. By T2) FREE WAV DOWNLOAD - http://www.mediafire.com/file/yeh8x2l... Email me if you're interested in purchasing this beat - firstname.lastname@example.org
51 Artist copyrighted my free for profit beat (self.makinghiphop) submitted 1 year ago by Kristolbert I uploaded a beat on youtube that was free for profit use ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?) One of the artist that used the beat copyrighted it from his label of something, now a different artists who wants to use it is complaining that his song is getting copyrighted. What do I do? thanks in advance!
21 commentssharesavehidegive awardreportcrosspost all 21 comments sorted by: best [–]soundcloud.com/severedheadphonesP3SH 43 points 1 year ago If you can prove you made the original through save files you should be able to force whdstever social media platforms he has it on to take it down. permalinkembedsavegive award [+]
[deleted] 1 year ago (8 children) [–]soundcloud.com/rickyflarezthebriando 16 points 1 year ago Sometimes this happens after the artist officially releases the song onto streaming platforms. YouTube will automatically flag the video for having copyrighted content. Contact the artist, he probably didn’t do it on purpose permalinkembedsavegive award
[–]mister_record 5 points 1 year ago What do you mean by 'free for profit'? Sounds like an artist added vocals and lyrics, correct? A beat is copyrighted the second you place it in a fixed medium that can be copied. Like a file or writing lyrics on a napkin (true). You have rights on that beat. You would enhance your rights by registering your music with a performing rights society like ASCAP or BMI.
You will have full federal legal protections if you submit your material to the Library of Congress. Once that application has been accepted you can sue anybody in federal court and the infringing party would have to pay your legal fees in addition to the monetary damages from the infringement of your copyright. Remember that copyright literally means the right to copy.
Only you have that right. I still don't know what you mean by free for profit though. permalinkembedsavegive award [–]gabrielsburg 4 points 1 year ago You will have full federal legal protections if you submit your material to the Library of Congress. When you file the registration matters.
Registration needs to be filed within 3 months of publication or 1 month of discovering an infringement (whichever occurs first) to secure the full remedies under the law. Otherwise you are limited to actual damages only. permalinkembedsaveparentgive award
[–]ProducerSwamp85 3 points 1 year ago Free for commercial use permalinkembedsaveparentgive award [–]ConorNutt 1 point 1 year ago Yeah that one confused me "free for profit"sounds like an oxymoron.
I now get that they meant "free for commercial use" but it could be worded better. permalinkembedsaveparentgive award [–]DreamCatch22 7 points 1 year ago Here is my opinion on how you should handle this matter: Unless you are a lawyer, you might not have the time/money/knowledge to argue that you are the original creator in a court of law. It might be possible to convince a lawyer to take your case because it is so easy to win and they can earn a % of the winnings, if there are any.
Another option is to research the artist/label and reach out to them with your problem and concern. Try to make them understand what they did wrong. If they don't right their wrong, than create as much hell as possible for them. Call them out on social media. Send emails to bloggers that have already written about them. Post a YouTube video showing your music side by side to their music. Hope that helps. It really sucks but we live in an unfair world. Always protect yourself. permalinkembedsavegive award [–]strangerstranger
23 3 points 1 year ago Depends on what you want out of this. Since you labelled it as 'free for profit use'; it is understood that you do not intend to collect any sort of payment/royalties from any other artist who uses that beat for a song. Therefore, im assuming that you want to be credited for the production instead? You have full copyrights in the beat/instrumental as you are the author of it, correspondingly you can rightly demand to be credited for production.
The reason the artist copyrighted the beat is because he added lyrics/vocals to it which means he now has copyright in the song as he is the author/owner of those lyrics. Hope that sheds some light permalinkembedsavegive award
[–]genus39 1 point 1 year ago No the problem OP is having is that the beat is free to use and another artist is copyrighting anyone else who uses OP's beat permalinkembedsaveparentgive award [–][deleted] 4 points 1 year ago “Cold Blooded” permalinkembedsave
[–]ProducerKhromeKidd 2 points 1 year ago why are you still offering the beat exclusively? permalinkembedsavegive award [–]sickvisionz 1 point 1 year ago* So what actually happened? You gave away a beat and someone took the beat, slapped their name on it and is now acting like it's their beat to sell to rappers? Or did you give a beat away for free, someone made a song with that beat, and then they copyrighted the song? If it's the second, you're kinda out of luck. It would make sense that someone would copyright a song they made and you did say they had "free for profit use" of it.
I mean, it super makes sense that they'd copyright a song that they planned on promoting and using "for profit use". What are the details of your "free for profit use" agreement? Is there one? More info is needed. permalinkembedsavegive award [–]Dolla_88 1 point 1 year ago This is why I do not want to upload my beats onto youtube. permalinkembedsavegive award [–][deleted] 0 points 1 year ago Get in contact with a lawyer. You created a beat, it is in a fixed, and tangible form and because of that, it is already protected under
the U.S. Copyright law as your own. Be sure that you still have evidence (original files, any written down musical notations, YouTube video) As for future beats, I would suggest registering your music to prevent any future problems. Also, I would remove "Free for profit use" and have people contact you if they want to use your beats in the future. You should geniunely have a case here and I hope you get back what is rightfully yours.