RapperMusic.Com Copyright Information
This page give readers some information relating to
the copyright of this website.
The text contained within this website remains the property
of myself, the author. The graphics were created by myself and
also remain the my own property. These include:
the audio cassette icon
That stated, the main reason for the existance of this
section of the website is to clear up any issues regarding my
use of audio samples that are copyrighted works of others.
I believe that the inclusion of the samples here falls under
fair use for the following reasons:
This website is primarily a source of information for those
wanting to learn about hip hop / rap music.
The major part of the information contained within consists
of my text. The audio samples only make up a small percentage
of the information.
All the audio samples form only a fraction of the songs from
which they originate.
More points to reinforce my use of these audio samples:
This website contains information about a genre of music. It
is far easier to describe music if the audience has access to
examples of the music.
The audio samples on this website serve as promotion for the
artists. Think about it, I created this website to teach people
about hip hop and to introduce them to the music.
In most cases, the copyright of the audio material belongs
the the respective authors; the copyright of the audio
performances belong to the respective artists/groups and
finally; the copyright of the audio recording belongs to the
respective record companies.