And now come the words from the lawyers...
Using this site
The purpose of this site is to enjoy a free exchange of music, cards, messages and more. Any activity that interferes with that aim is subject to prosecution.
This web site provides you with access to a variety of resources, including midis, download and upload areas for music and pictures, message boards, interactive games, greeting cards, pages and quizzes. Unless otherwise specified, these features are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, midis, products or services found at this site.
When using this web site you agree that you shall not:
Using Files from this Site - an FAQ
The midis here are free to download and listen to! If you want to use one for your site or for school or business or non-profit purposes check the below information to understand how copyright works and what your obligations are.
We don't own a copyright on most of these files so you don't need to write us to ask permission, but we would be grateful for a link to this site.
Our free midi files should be in public domain - except Originals and Video Games!
"In the Public domain" means that the copyright that the song-writer owned on his work has expired and the song is now free to use by anyone. It used to take 75 years for a song to pass into the public domain. For now, it's safe to say that songs written before 1925 are in the public domain.
If you are planning to use a midi it is highly recommended you check on the copyright of the song yourself.
Composers of Original music own the copyright on their music and should be contacted for permission to use.
The Midi-Maker owns a copyright, too
If a sequencer (midi-maker) is mentioned here at the site please write for permission to use in business, school or web site projects. Even if no midi-maker is credited you should open the file to retrieve any information. Ultimately the midi-maker can claim ownership at any time whether or not s/he has included his/her name. A copyright notice is NOT necessary to legally protect writing, music, art or any other creative work.
How to Open the File Yourself to Find a Midi-Maker
If the site doesn't specify a midi-maker it is recommended you open the file yourself to see if one is noted in the midi. Open the file in Notepad or another ASCII text editor (not Word) and at the top or bottom of all the binary gobbledy-gook you may be able to find an email or a name in plain text.
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