Content Removal Policy

If you own copyright on any visual or audio material used by BandChirps, please note that we only host a very small amount of material on our own servers. The majority of material is embedded from YouTube or the Internet Archives, none of which was posted by us. Please don't send us takedown notices regarding YouTube or Internet Archive material and expect us to do anything about it. We can't. Direct such notices to the proper source.

Music that we do host on our own server has been downloaded from the Internet Archive. Such material has been taken from the original 78rpm sources and is considered by the Internet Archive as orphaned or public domain. We only host items on our own servers when the need is technical.

We also don't link to any downloadable material other than what's freely available through the Internet Archives, which hosts only public domain or orphaned media, so please don't report us to Google as a pirate site. We most certainly aren't, though we know that your DCMA process is probably automated and no one is actually reading this statement, and that you'll submit us to Google for removal at some point anyway just because your automated search picked up on a keyword, and Google will automatically remove us without any human actually reviewing the site to verify that it is or isn't a pirate domain, but we can at least be nice and ask up front for you to not waste our time having to appeal such removals.

Much of the material on BandChirps is in the public domain. This applies to all radio programs and the majority of film and television programs we embed. We do know, however, that all music published from 1923 onward is protected through America's draconian copyright system which locks up songs well past the time anyone would consider reasonable for making a profit on them and seals off America's cultural heritage behind a paywall. We also realize that no sound recordings are in the public domain due to the complex and insane tangle of federal and state laws as well as recent conflicting court rulings. We present a limited set of recorded music here as educational material. It gives the reader a chance to sample an artist's work and hopefully encourages them to discover more about that artist and maybe perhaps buy one of the CDs or some MP3s from the Amazon link on each artist's page. So if you're a copyright holder to any recorded song used on this site, we'd hope you're savvy enough to understand that asking us to remove embeds of 70- and 80-year-old music benefits no one.

If you're still insistent on losing potential sales or fans for the artist you represent, please send your DCMA notices here. They'll be reviewed by human eyes and checked for completeness and accuracy, and if they pass review we'll oblige under the law and remove the embed.