Ffxiv Performance Agreement

By 20 septiembre, 2021Sin categoría

Sound recording is the recording of a musician`s performance of the song, which you would buy on iTunes or Amazon as .mp3 or in the past a CD or cassette. The situation is even more complicated when performances are recorded and uploaded to a video-sharing site like YouTube or streamed live on Twitch. While the exact reasons are probably only known to the FFXIV team and Square Enix`s legal department, I can make a guess. For example, many of the most memorable musical themes were composed in Nobuo Uematsu`s final fantasy franchise, but he quit Square Enix`s job in 2004 to become a freelancer. While after he left, Uematsu occasionally composed music for Final Fantasy, I don`t know what rights Uematsu reserved over that music. It is possible that Uematsu retains copyright ownership of this music and simply granted it to Square Enix for use in games (including FFXIV), but has not allowed users to publicly stream or stream recordings of performances of this music. Similarly, the three FFXIV-specific songs that were extracted in the FFXIV Materials Usage License («Answers», «Dragonsong» and «Revolutions») were also composed by Uematsu, while much of the rest of the FFXIV score was composed by Masayoshi Soken from 2.0 on. Since November 30, 2017, Square Enix appears to have started taking manual action against «Bard Performance» videos on YouTube. Bard representations of third-party copyrighted compositions, songs from previous final games used in FFXIV, and even public domain compositions have been removed. And since the license contains an agreement not to use the game`s features to play, record, and share third-party music, any player who does so violates the agreement and Square Enix has the right to withdraw permission to use the game materials (or even take more drastic measures like suspending or blocking the player out of the game, although such extreme actions seem unlikely at this time).

With respect to in-game functions that allow you to perform virtual musical instruments («performance actions»), you are strictly prohibited from playing third-party music. You warrant that your performance does not violate the rights of third parties by using the Services and you must hold us harmless from any breach of this warranty. You may record and share your performances of the original FINAL FANTASY XIV score, with the exception of songs titled «Answers», «Dragonsong» and «Revolutions» or original songs and/or melodies, using the performance actions in accordance with this Agreement. In addition, by using Performance Actions, you acknowledge and agree that third parties record and share your performance online. You also agree that we may block or restrict your access to FFXIV if you do not comply with the terms of the license included therein. On YouTube, a search for «FFXIV bard performance» mainly shows songs found in FFXIV, a few original songs and again here and there a third-party song protected by copyright. For now, it seems that Square Enix is not launching DMCA takedowns for these videos, but people are manually searching their site and issuing content ID claims to block any videos they find containing third-party content. But since this is a manual process, they`re likely to miss a few. If this exclusion may seem strange at first glance, considering that it is music from the Final Fantasy franchise, published by Square Enix, there is a reason. The FFXIV team probably only has full rights to the music originally composed for FFXIV itself, and can therefore give permission to others (e.g.B. Record and share performances) only that music.

All other known in-game music from other final fantasy games may have licensing restrictions from other copyright holders that prevent the FFXIV team from giving its users full permission to record and download performances of these songs…