Updated: Friday January 5 2018
Our dream for Musicwhim is to create a community where everyone feels respected. It's up to all of us to make sure that that happens. This page includes important information about our expectations of you while using Musicwhim. Please take the time to carefully read through this information; we take these guidelines seriously and expect you to do the same.
We have always set out to build a diverse, collaborative community of creators, where everyone gets credit for the content that they make and own, and where the rights of creators are respected. You are responsible for all activity associated with your account, including all content that you post. If you post content that belongs to someone else (for example, if you are a distributor or promotional agency acting on behalf of an artist or label), or if you use someone else's content in a remix or other similar work, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the permission of all relevant rights-holders in order to upload that content to Musicwhim. Anyone uploading another person's content without the necessary permissions is liable to have that content removed or their account terminated, when or if brought to notice.
If you are unsure whether you can upload something, read our copyright information pages. If you feel that someone is infringing your copyright, tell us about it.
Musicwhim is an open, social platform, made up of a vibrant group of people with differing views, opinions, and cultural backgrounds. We support freedom of speech and the fundamental right for individuals to express themselves, and expect everyone else to do the same. Respecting each other on Musicwhim means following some basic principles:
As a platform built with creator needs in mind, we welcome the use of stage names or professional identities on Musicwhim. However, that doesn't mean that you can impersonate another person, or post content that is intentionally misleading. As a rough guide, you mustn't create profiles or post content that is intended to make people think you are someone else. You must not use someone else's name or trademark without their permission, or pretend to be associated with someone you aren't, even if you feel that you are helping that person by doing so. If you feel that someone is impersonating you, or is infringing your trademark rights, tell us about it.
As an open platform, freedom of expression is important to us. However, there are certain types of content that have no place on Musicwhim. In order to protect the community and maintain positivity, please don't post:
Please bear in mind that something that you find unacceptable, may not be unacceptable to everyone. We try to maintain a fair and balanced approach, but reporting content will not always result in that content being removed if it does not break the rules. Either way, we will always let you know the outcome of your report.
If we receive notification from a rights holder that any content uploaded to your account infringes their copyright, or if we believe that your activity violates any of our other guidelines, we will send you a written warning (in the form of an email). If we have to send you more than two of these warnings, we will terminate your account. In the most extreme cases, we reserve the right to terminate your account immediately, without prior warning.
Be considerate of others, respect the law and think about these guidelines before you post. We aim to make objective, fair decisions when content is reported to us and in most cases, will send you a warning before we take any other measures. We think this is reasonable but if you don't agree, maybe Musicwhim isn't the place for you. We may need to update these Community Guidelines occasionally, so please be sure to check back here every so often for updates.