Babe project - Legal feedback

Camilo Higuita Rodriguez chiguitar at unal.edu.co
Sat Feb 3 17:07:27 UTC 2018


Hi,everyone

I'd like to discuss something with the community, and maybe get some legal
input:

As some of you might already know I'm working on a open online platform to
share music information between users, such as public playlists, comments
on tracks and on the playback progress like soundcloud, share popular music
suggestions, metadata, and discovery of new music from another users with
integration with YouTube and Spotify etc... the platform will be integrated
into Babe music player and could be use in any other music player

The legal matter comes here:
1- I would like to either have the option to *stream live* the music an
user is currently listening to to a group of friends. here the music file
isn't being storaged in the audience computer...
How ilegal is it? How illegal is to stream live, but privately, copyrighted
music?  and how illegal is it to stream owns music content to a selected
group of friends?

2- If the stream part wouldn't be enought problem, I'd also like to sync a
user playlist marked as public to some other friends, that would mean to
share music files between users, and technically downloading another users
music files. How illegal is this part? how illegal is to share a music file
for example, in a conversation in telegram or whatsapp, or even how illegal
is it to send a mp3 to a friend over an email or even over google drive?

I'd like to get feedback about this issues.

As the project is going to be hosted by the KDE community this streaming
part won't be implemented to avoid legal issues, but however I would like
to have this discussion to get as many feedback as possible.

Thank you.

Camilo
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