4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 12:21 AM by Mamacreek
Mamacreek Level 1 Level 1

Does apple have terms and conditions regarding ownership of content?

Solved by Roger Wilmut1 on Nov 14, 2012 11:58 PM Solved

I don't think there is an actual Terms and Conditions page. The nearest would be this page:

 

http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html

 

It does mention copyright violation as a reason for removal. There are any number of podcasts with 'mixes' using commercially available recordings without clearance: this is obviously a violation of copyright and as I said if spotted will get the podcast removed. Also anyone doing this lays themselvs open to legal action from the copyright owners (there was a post some time back from a podcast creator who was being sued for $25,000 for using material without permission, though I never heard the outcome).

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Indeed they do. Podcasters are not allowed to violate other people's copyright, and any podcast spotted doing this will be removed. However there are thousands of podcasts and Apple can't keep monitoring them all.

     

    You can report it by clicking the 'Report a concern' link in the links section on the left of the podcast's Store page.

  • Mamacreek Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Roger,

     

    Do you know where I can read any terms that someone must agree to before uploading?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    I don't think there is an actual Terms and Conditions page. The nearest would be this page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html

     

    It does mention copyright violation as a reason for removal. There are any number of podcasts with 'mixes' using commercially available recordings without clearance: this is obviously a violation of copyright and as I said if spotted will get the podcast removed. Also anyone doing this lays themselvs open to legal action from the copyright owners (there was a post some time back from a podcast creator who was being sued for $25,000 for using material without permission, though I never heard the outcome).

  • Mamacreek Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you Roger!