At 5/12/12 10:44 AM, Adriatic wrote:
If he really wants an old song removed, then I think he probably doesn't care about that.I don't know, but for example I've seen a topic about some people selling downloaded newground material of other autors on bandcamp as their own.
Besides, what idiot would download a song from NG, then reupload it to NG?
Thing is, just because the track is removed from NG doesn't mean it's removed from other sites. Bear in mind that quite a number of users here have Soundcloud, or YouTube, or Bandcamp. The first two are highly likely. Now if he's put it up on his profile, and his works are consistent in that they have a similar style, you can tell it's his. But if all the tracks on his profile are of one genre, with completely different styles, and if someone gets all confrontational about it, you'd know it's stealing.
The only reason why someone would want to remove it off Newgrounds is because of the CC-BY-SA licence, which some may not feel comfortable about. Some would prefer to have their tracks copyrighted. YouTube also has the option for you to post under CC-BY-SA (along with standard copyright), so there, you have choice. I mean, the track is going to surface somewhere along the original user's sites anyway, so really, I don't think we should be too fazed about dolts who post other people's tracks online and say it's theirs, because there's a fair chance someone else would have heard it elsewhere and catch the audio thief.