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SoundCloud are gonna stop tearing down DJ mixes for copyright violations

12 December 2016, 16:02 | Written by Laurence Day

SoundCloud have confirmed that DJ mixes uploaded to the service will no longer be taken down as a result of copyright infringnment.

In an interview with Groove, SoundCloud's founder Eric Wahlforss revealed that new deals with various licensing companies, Germany's GEMA included, means that mixes are now able to stay up without fear of being torn down - or the associated accounts axed.

For years DJs and producers were unable to fully use the service because of a system that slapped a takedown notice onto any mix deemed to contain material that was supposed to be blocked. If a mix contained music that matched to a database of material that rights holders had asked SoundCloud to block, then the mix (sometimes even the account too) was subject to deletion.

The agreement came during the negotiations for SoundCloud's paid tier SoundCloud Go.

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