NOTICE FROM GLOBAL DJ FEDERATION
LL adheres to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) http://secondlife.com/
corporate/dmca.php and have begun sending representatives out to clubs in SL looking for DJ's that appear to be playing stolen music (napster, youtube etc.)
They are looking specifically for DJ's that are playing OBVIOUSLY stolen music.
We all like being able to fulfill requests, but don't put both yourself and the club at risk. If you don't know how to change the title of a track, ask for Help. It's not hard to do, so stop being lazy and clean up your tracks! If all else fails, DON'T PLAY THE TRACK!!
If an infringement violation is filed against any one DJ, both the DJ and the owner(s) of the stream allowing the music to be played are subject to a $500.00 USD fine. Accounts that are unable to cover the cost of the fine are simply frozen until they can.
If you download music, please ensure that it is LEGAL, or at the very least, ensure that tracks are LABELED CORRECTLY. (i.e. no "with lyrics")
DJ's that are currently including illegal/mislabeled tracks are now putting both the RUBBER ROOM and themselves at risk. Therefore, we cannot afford to send out warnings to individual staff members, but will instead immediately remove offenders from staff. It's nothing personal.
Harsh, but there's not much else that we can do.