When you register content with Audible Magic it can be deployed in a number of different identification services. When our customers identify a piece of content a number of different things might happen.
At one end of the spectrum, a customer of ours may want to block distribution of any content we identify. At the other end of the spectrum, a customer of ours may want to identify content so that they can arrange to pay the owner for use. Other customers may want to arrange with the content owner to sell a license to use the content. Many business arrangements are possible between content owners and the customers of our id services. Audible Magic provides a number of different business rules that you can assign to your content; these rules may be different for different customers of ours. The default rule for registered content is "block".
Please note that while you can set a specific business rule for your content in our reference database, our customers have the responsibility to tailor their action based on your business rule. Audible Magic cannot "force" our customers to take any particular action.
By registering content with Audible Magic you agree that you have sufficient rights in the content to be able to register it for identification.
Here are a few rules to help you understand the rights you must have:
- You must have exclusive copyright rights to the material.
You must not register content that you have licensed non-exclusively from a third party. You must not register content that has been released under Creative Commons or other free licenses. You must not register public domain content. You must not register parts of your content that contain clips from other sources that you consider to be "fair use." You must not register video game play.
- The reference must be distinct
You must not register karaoke recordings that contain the original master recording. You must not register remasters. You must not register sound effects, or digital loops. You must not register DJ mixes of other music.
- You must not register works containing royalty free music.
- You must not register works containing commercials. If you are the owner of the rights to a commercial, then you can register it as a separate work as long as it does not contain audio material you have licensed from a third party.