@funkwhale FunkWhale: Open source federated alternative to GrooveShark and SoundCloud
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It depends on the rights to the music.
If it's licensed under creative commons you are allowed to distribute it. (For example the site Jamendo.com is full of creative commons music.)
If you're a band or musician creating original tracks, you might also want to share your music through this kind of service. Many artists use Soundcloud like this to get noticed.
Some musicians mix and match, releasing a few tracks under CC with others remaining commercial.
- Closed registrations
- Users cannot upload anything without explicit permission
- Accessing other instances libraries require approval
Thus, you can use Funkwhale as a personal/friend/family music server if you want. Or you can federate your music with only a handful of small servers.
Having public instances with user uploads and federation is possible as well.
@switchingsocial I keep trying to nudge the dev of pillowfort.io to look at AP. Livejournal was cool, but unable to sustain itself.
Lots of little pillowforts that specific communities could spin up for themselves seems like it would be more sustainable. But I haven't been able to get them to reply. :( And if they were hoping to make it a business, the idea wouldn't fly.
But assuming you have a public instance with user uploads on, I think it may be the case, assuming you are answering take down notices and eventually banning users that upload infringing content repeatedly?
As an instance owner, you may fall in the "storage safe harbor" if you're not selling access or earning money from your instance?
Just in case: I'm not a lawyer, those are hypothesis