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    DanAmrich's Avatar Rocksmith Dev Team
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    Studio SF's position on unlicensed content

    We've been asked several times for our thoughts on community-created content for Rocksmith, and why it is not discussed in our forums.

    We must get proper licenses for DLC, and make sure that the license holders are compensated for their work. When others create and distribute copyrighted songs without getting the licenses, it’s music piracy, and we cannot condone what they do.

    We want to bring out as much music for Rocksmith as possible, but we must work through the established legal and business channels to do that. Unfortunately a few partnerships with highly requested artists have been put at risk due to unlicensed Rocksmith content.

    Hopefully this explains why we do not discuss or allow discussion of unlicensed content in our official forums, Facebook pages, or Twitch chatrooms. Thanks for understanding.

    Please see the Song Selection FAQ for more detailed insight into our process of selecting and licensing music for Rocksmith, available at http://ubi.li/ve98n
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    DanAmrich's Avatar Rocksmith Dev Team
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    Studio SF's position on unlicensed content

    We've been asked several times for our thoughts on community-created content for Rocksmith, and why it is not discussed in our forums.

    We must get proper licenses for DLC, and make sure that the license holders are compensated for their work. When others create and distribute copyrighted songs without getting the licenses, it’s music piracy, and we cannot condone what they do.

    We want to bring out as much music for Rocksmith as possible, but we must work through the established legal and business channels to do that. Unfortunately a few partnerships with highly requested artists have been put at risk due to unlicensed Rocksmith content.

    Hopefully this explains why we do not discuss or allow discussion of unlicensed content in our official forums, Facebook pages, or Twitch chatrooms. Thanks for understanding.

    Please see the Song Selection FAQ for more detailed insight into our process of selecting and licensing music for Rocksmith, available at http://ubi.li/ve98n
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    rcole_sooner's Avatar Moderator
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    Thank you for the clarification on this issue ... and a little bump so this stays at the top for while longer for folks to see.
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