Soundcloud abolishes take-downs? Let’s get this straight
Soundcloud’s new policy, aimed at relaxing the regulations of take down’s on user downloads, is breaking news.
It is likely that you have also had take down issues on Soundcloud – it’s an issue that has only gotten worse in recent years.
The founder of Soundcloud, Eric Wahlforss, has confirmed making an agreement with groups such GEMA to allow users to download their own mixes on Soundcloud, without risking a take down or account suspension.
But a clarification must be made here: currently, only mixes are being discussed, with no mention remixes/ bootlegs/ other formats.
This means that, with regards to remixes or other types of copyright infringement, the orange audio platform will continue to perform take downs and all the other restrictive measures that we are well-acquainted with by now.
So, is this positive news? Yes and no: the DJ’s will undoubtedly be pleased about being able to download their own mixes with complete freedom (with Mixcloud). But the producers will continue to curse at Soundcloud’s annoying system of restrictions and sanctions.