While you MUST read our Terms Of Service and Terms For Selecting Records For Monetized Productions in their entirety, below are answers to a few frequently asked questions. If you'd like to submit questions that aren't covered below, please direct them
You may upload all types of RECords - video, audio, text, pictures - provided they belong to you, are 100% original and they do not contain anyone else's work that you don't have the right to distribute.
Yes! That's the point. Once you reupload your work, you must give the original Userattribution. On hitRECord.org, we call them Resources. Citing your resources is not only fair, it's how we organize all our RECords.
When you upload a RECord to hitRECord.org, you agree to give hitRECord.org the NON-EXCLUSIVE right to make money with it. Non-exclusive means you still own your stuff and you can still sell it outside of hitRECORD however you want. But, if hitRECord.org can figure out how to turn a profit with it, we're allowed to do that, as long as we share those profits with you.
However: If you are planning on selling one of your RECords to a third-party distributor (Universal, 20th Century Fox, etc.) who may want to purchase the EXCLUSIVE rights to your RECords, please do not post them on hitRECord.org!
When a RECord becomes a "Production" it means that hitRECord.org is planning to publish/distribute the content for money. Perhaps it will become a book, or part of a short film anthology. Perhaps it will make it on TV! After costs, HITRECORD.ORG splits the money it makes 50-50 with those Artists whose work is included in the Production.
Example: Say we all made a short film together, and somehow hitRECord.org managed to turn it into a money-making production. Fifty percent of that money would go to hitRECord.org LLC, our official business entity, which maintains the site, funds future projects, and pays a small team of professionals whose job it is to design, produce and direct hitRECord productions. The other fifty percent goes to all the contributors whose RECords are resourced in the production. The writer, the actors, the animators, the musicians, the editors, everybody who had a hand in creating the final short film gets their fair share based on how much they contributed.
That's a question that was especially hard to figure out. We tried to come up with a formula that would work every time, but in reality, every production's going to be different. So this is how we're gonna do it. HitRECord.org's Director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will propose what he thinks is fair in a conversation thread on the site. Then we'll all discuss it as a community. And then Joe will personally make the final call.
Definitely. HitRECord.org is an honest and open company with our contributors. We believe that your trust will be cemented with each and every new monetized production. The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding!
hitRECord.org Terms of Service
Last Modified: January 4, 2010
Introduction; Your Agreement to these Terms of Service.
Welcome to the hitRECord.org, LLC ("hitRECord.org") web site and online services (the "hitRECord.org Site"). The hitRECord.org Site is an online collaborative collection that allows anyone with an Internet connection to post and alter its content.
The following Terms of Service for the hitRECord.org Site is a legal contract between you, either an individual member or user of at least 13 years of age ("You"), and HitRECord.org regarding your use of the HitRECord.org Site. Visitors and users of the HitRECord.org Site are referred to individually as "User" and collectively as "Users".
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE. BY REGISTERING FOR, ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR USING THE HITRECORD.ORG SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING A BENEFIT FROM HITRECORD.ORG AND THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (WITHOUT MODIFICATION), INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES AND FUTURE MODIFICATIONS MADE BY HITERECORD.ORG (COLLECTIVELY, THE "TERMS").
A User may submit any Submission on the hitRECord.org Site, provided:
(Updated May 13, 2013)
Notification of Infringement
It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page explains the information that must be included in these notices, as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Upon receipt of a DMCA compliant notice, hitRECord.org LLC ("hitRECord.org") will expeditiously remove or disable access to the content that is the subject of the notice.
If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent thereof, and you wish to file a notice of infringement with us, then you may submit a notice by providing hitRECord.org's Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (please consult your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability. If you are unsure whether the material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you contact an attorney before sending us a notice.
Please note that hitRECord.org may, at our discretion, send a copy of such notices to a third-party for publication. As such, your letter (with personal information removed) may be forwarded to Chilling Effects http://www.chillingeffects.org for publication.
The administrator of an affected site or the provider of affected content may make a counter notification under sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or
Designated Copyright Agent
hitRECord.org's Designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement can be reached as follows:
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the hitRECord.org Designated Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support or other communications should be directed to hitRECord.org through . You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
In appropriate circumstances, hitRECord.org will promptly terminate, without notice, the accounts of those determined in our sole discretion to be "repeat infringers."