Please vote and encourage MakeMusic to change their contract language and assign ownership to school districts and their students.
Currently contracts (language below) to use SmartMusic grant MakeMusic the right to basic ownership of any recordings our students create. This is a major security/privacy issue for many school districts and parents alike. If MakeMusic alters the contract many more students will have access and grow from this great platform.
We hope for the security and privacy of our students, and for MakeMusic to see the potential in their enrollment and subsequent revenue, that MakeMusic will change this language.
From MakeMusic Contract:
You hereby grant MakeMusic a perpetual, unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, create derivative or collective works, transmit and distribute your Postings and Messages, and agree that MakeMusic is free to use such Postings and Messages for any purpose and in any medium. You further grant MakeMusic the right to sublicense or assign any of the foregoing rights to others. In addition, you grant a license to all members of the Websites to print one (1) copy of your Postings or Messages for their personal use only.