Copyright Infringement Policy
Effective Date: December 24th 2015
Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material violates the U.S. Copyright Act as well as Muzit’s Use Policies. These policies, among other things, prohibit illegal downloading and sharing of copyrighted material, including through the use of e-mail, web pages, and peer-to-peer file sharing software. This prohibition applies to all computers and mobile devices. Muzit does not participate in or support any form of illegal downloading through any of its service offerings. Rather, Muzit actively engages fans on behalf of artists in an effort to discourage illegal downloading. Muzit respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our Muzit fans to do the same.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
Muzit opportunity follows departure from Toby Keith’s multi platinum label, Show Dog Universal
March 13, 2017 – George Nunes has joined Muzit as EVP Media Properties. Nunes was most recently General Manager of Toby Keith’s multi platinum label, Show Dog Universal Music. Prior to Show Dog, George was Vice President of Music, Video and Product Development at NBC. Nunes held additional positions as Vice President Media Properties at the House of Blues and Vice President Sales & Marketing Capitol Records.
“George brings a tremendous amount of music industry experience and connections to Muzit” said Tommy Funderburk, Muzit Founder and Chairman. Added Greg Titus, who recently joined Muzit as CEO, “We’re excited to have George on the Muzit Team. His industry knowledge and connections will help us take Muzit to the next level. “
Founded by artists, for artists, Muzit is a big data company dedicated to helping content providers build positive relationships with their fans. Muzit enables artists to leverage their copyrights into a marketing machine that increases fan satisfaction while increasing monetization. Muzit’s unique database of fans now includes over 4 billion records.
Millions of fans use peer-to-peer networks to download music and other content every day. What if there was a fan, artist, and ISP friendly way to reach out to them? That’s Muzit TRACE!
Discover who and where your fans are globally
Design & execute campaigns growing your fanbase
Increase revenue streams with direct engagement
Founded by artists, for artists, Muzit is a big data company dedicated to helping content providers build positive relationships with their fans. Based in Santa Monica, California, Muzit enables artists to leverage their copyrights into a marketing machine that increases fan satisfaction while increasing monetization.
Multi-platinum Recording Artist, Music Label CEO, multi copyright owner. Founder, PayArtists, music industry’s first P2P marketing platform. Deep industry knowledge, well established relations with artists, managers, labels, publishers and copyright owners.
Experienced CEO from advertising, education, financial services and technology verticals. Multiple exits: Acquisition Labs, CourseAdvisor, Acadient, Arnold interactive, Scudder Kemper Investments.
Over 30 years of start-up, early-stage and growth company experience. Former CEO of Autotegrity. Multiple exits: Course Advisor, Autoegrity, EasyAsk, DataSage
EVP Media Properties
Most recently General Manager, Toby Keith's multi platinum label Show Dog Universal Music. Previously VP Music, Video and Product Development, NBC, VP Media Properties, House of Blues, VP Sales & Marketing Capitol Records.
Senior Information Technology Leader and Serial Entrepreneur. Spent six years at Intuit as the VP of IT for payments division. Former Executive VP and CTO of SecureNet Payment Systems. Former CIO and founder of Innovative Merchant Solutions. Avid music lover…
Dr. Fotios Kokkotos
Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Fotios Kokkotos has a doctorate degree in statistics and is an accredited professional statistician by the American Statistical Association with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Kokkotos specializes in the analysis of massive and complex data-sets using sophisticated statistical techniques. He has a wide range of experience in many areas of statistics, including but not limited to modeling patient health outcomes, sampling theory, survey designs, statistical modeling and forecasting, statistical computing, categorical data analysis, non-parametric statistics, stochastic processes, time series and mathematical finance.
Legendary music producer and engineer, Internet device creator, VR pioneer. Neil Young to Demi Lovato, Pixar to Electronic Arts. Founder and CEO iM Networks. Patent on using music to drive virtual reality. Technical advisor on the Microsoft Surface project.
With Muzit TRACE you can identify, engage, and monetize your true fans! Created by artists for artists.