License OptionsExploitation Rights
Is there any DRM (digital rights management) on CultureLoad?
No, there is no DRM on CultureLoad.
Am I allowed to make backup copies of the items I bought?
Yes! You can make backup copies of the items you bought. There is no limit of backup copies, in contrast to DRM.
How about the exploitation rights?
All the works on CultureLoad are copyrighted. The exploitation rights include the private usage of playing, burning and copying the digital content on mp3 player, computer and end device. As far the artists chose corresponding Creative Commons License, the exploitation rights can be extended/varied. For more details see the "Info" on the item page.
How does the licencing work on CultureLoad?
CultureLoad uses the Creative Commons license to protect your intellectual works. "Creative Commons work alongside copyright, so you can modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs." The licenses consists of (Creative Commons Website) the following types:
- Attribution (this license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.)
- Share Alike (this license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.)
- Noncommercial (this license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.)
- No Derivative Works (this license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.)
CultureLoad uses additionally the German GEMA licenses for musicians. Once you are registered by GEMA or their international collection societies partners, you then can not use Creative Commons.
What can the users do with my works?
If you are a member of a collection society (e.g. GEMA in Germany) in your country, the usage of your works by the users is defined by the current copyright law in your country.
If you are not a member of a collecting society, current copyrights law is always valid, besides you can choose Creative Commons License, whether or not you can allow your users to remix, or/and for commercial usage. For details of the license model please see "Creative Commons Licenses" in FAQ.
Are members of International Collection Societies allowed to selling their works on CultureLoad?
Yes. CultureLoad has signed up contract with German Collection Society GEMA. GEMA has about 300 partners worldwide that covers almost jurisdictions. If you are registered on your country's collection society, it probably has partnership with GEMA!
Are members of International Collection Societies allowed to use Creative Commons Licences?
No. Since the German collection society (GEMA) and their partner institution do not accept double registration (collection society + Creative Commons), once you have chosen collection society, you can then no more use Creative Commons Licenses.
What kind of Creative Commons Licenses can I choose on CultureLoad?
As an artist you can choose on CultureLoad whether or not you allow your works for
1. Commercial use