Copyright and GM Midi Files
READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
is important that each detail is FULLY understood
before an order is placed on our
Midi Files (also known as Midis) are protected
by world wide copyright laws and treaties making it illegal to reproduce
and distribute unauthorized copies of the data contained within
the Midi File without the written permission of the copyright owner.
Individuals face fines of up to $50,000 for each
offence while companies and corporations
face fines of $250,000 per
offence. Additionally, a person may be jailed for up to 5 years
for each infringement.
It is important to know that by
purchasing the Midi Files, you are entering into a legal agreement
as an 'end user' and the conditions stipulated on this page
apply to you in full - no exceptions. If you have returned to the
On-Line Order Form and submitted an order for Midi Files, it is
presumed you have read and fully understand the terms and conditions
set out here, so PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
We are happy to provide you with further
information in relation to Copyright regulations and we are always
ready to assist with friendly advice. If you are unsure what all
the terms and conditions actually mean, please request further copyright
information by E-mail stating the areas
you wish clarifying.
The copyright which exists in a Midi File
is termed 'Intellectual Property'. Other 'copyrights'
which exist are mechanical and lyrical which are controlled by agencies
and the respective publishers. You are permitted to modify a Midi
File for your own personal use (e.g.: key/tempo changes etc) however,
the rules remain as defined below. You are permitted to make a safety
back up copy.
2: The data (Midi Files, all associated
source code, text files, music files and any other data which constitutes
a part of the product licensed to you through a sale) is fully protected
by International Copyright Treaties.
3: Our Midi Files ARE
NOT public domain, nor are they
shareware. Internet service providers (ISP's), bulletin board
operators, user groups, schools, churches etc are all bound to the
same rules and regulations which apply to the individual and corporations.
We issue special licenses (available on request) to allow certain
authorized uses of our Midi Files outside the normal performance
It is permitted to modify key's, tempo
changes, instrument mutes and other edits which are necessary to
prepare the Midi Files suitable for personal performance by the
licensed user. Special licenses are available by request
for some of the above activities.
DO NOT PROMOTE MIDIFILE
File piracy leads to law suits where the offender ends up in more
hot water and financial pressure than was bargained for. Legal precedents
now exist worldwide and there have been many successful prosecutions.
It's not worth the risk.
Remember - common sense prevails. So
do the right thing and support each other. We rely on your continued
custom just as you rely on us to provide a quality and reliable
product. Our service and tech support comes at no cost. Think about
it. If you know or suspect a person, company or business dealing
illegally in Midi Files, you can contact
our legal department on a confidential basis.
Rewards are paid to persons giving information
leading to a conviction of persons or companies involved in Midi