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My brother in law and his brother are a huge musical sensation in southern California, and they both live with their families in Ireland and play part time for fun there. I googled and found a place to upload a song for Easter from my own copy of their music. And sent it to him, with the link for embedding, and sharing on facebook etc. and posted on our page. They don't have a fb page or anything else current.
I wanted to share this as it is free and easy, and you can link to a site of your own to have someone purchase the download. This is a simple method, there are bigger and better ones like reverbnation. You may have some music of your own doing you want to share with the world. Now you easily can...
You can listen to Ger here. singing Bright Blue Rose.
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing...
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Continuing the hijack- yes, that is something we worry about. But, do they hold hotels to the same standard? Bars? Starbucks? Libraries? Town-wide WiFi access?
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Continuing the hijack- yes, that is something we worry about. But, do they hold hotels to the same standard? Bars? Starbucks? Libraries? Town-wide WiFi access?
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Even though I pay for my internet with a corporate check, the set up with only 4 rooms comes as residential, so I guess I'm not in the same category as the big boys.
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Continuing the hijack- yes, that is something we worry about. But, do they hold hotels to the same standard? Bars? Starbucks? Libraries? Town-wide WiFi access?
.
Even though I pay for my internet with a corporate check, the set up with only 4 rooms comes as residential, so I guess I'm not in the same category as the big boys.
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BTW, what was PAII's response to this? Is that something they can check into to see if we can really be held responsible? Also, was the WiFi password protected or wide open so this could be an ongoing issue with that inn and 'locals' who know it is open?
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Yes, the hotel websites I have done have required me to put up a screen with rules that they have to agree to before they can access the wifi at the hotel.
 

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I have only seen that at a few places, like Amtrak, Starbucks, hospitals, but other free wifi does not have it. We have entire cities that are wifi hotspots, like when I was going past Philly...they had one.
I thought we/they covered that a long time ago and we came to a conclusion about it. Downloading illegal images is not on the persons wifi, but on the laptop/wireless device itself. Just utilizing the connection, like using a phone.
 

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I have only seen that at a few places, like Amtrak, Starbucks, hospitals, but other free wifi does not have it. We have entire cities that are wifi hotspots, like when I was going past Philly...they had one.
I thought we/they covered that a long time ago and we came to a conclusion about it. Downloading illegal images is not on the persons wifi, but on the laptop/wireless device itself. Just utilizing the connection, like using a phone..
That sounds more logical. Why am I to be held responsible for something the guest did on their own? If they make threatening phone calls am I responsible for that, too? Doesn't make sense except that this is the stationary location and the phone/laptop are long gone. Low hanging fruit.
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Continuing the hijack- yes, that is something we worry about. But, do they hold hotels to the same standard? Bars? Starbucks? Libraries? Town-wide WiFi access?
.
Even though I pay for my internet with a corporate check, the set up with only 4 rooms comes as residential, so I guess I'm not in the same category as the big boys.
.
BTW, what was PAII's response to this? Is that something they can check into to see if we can really be held responsible? Also, was the WiFi password protected or wide open so this could be an ongoing issue with that inn and 'locals' who know it is open?
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Madeleine said:
BTW, what was PAII's response to this?
So far no official response from PAII. Her ISP notified her that she "might be liable" for copyright infringement. I guess we take home whatever we want from this information.
 

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PAII forum today is discussing an innkeeper who has been notified that someone (that is an unspecified guest) used the inn's wifi to access an illegal peer to peer downloading site to download pornography and a copyrighted song. The innkeeper is in effect caught holding the bag unless she can claim that she is serving as an internet service provider.
Hadn't thought about that as being a potential problem. Comments from that forum included having a "splash screen" upon logging in to have guests agree not to violate copyright laws and/or having them sign a sheet at the time they check in to say they won't violate.
Just one more darned thing....
Continuing the hijack- yes, that is something we worry about. But, do they hold hotels to the same standard? Bars? Starbucks? Libraries? Town-wide WiFi access?
.
Even though I pay for my internet with a corporate check, the set up with only 4 rooms comes as residential, so I guess I'm not in the same category as the big boys.
.
BTW, what was PAII's response to this? Is that something they can check into to see if we can really be held responsible? Also, was the WiFi password protected or wide open so this could be an ongoing issue with that inn and 'locals' who know it is open?
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A post from another PAII innkeeper outlines the law, which seems to give us at least some protection. Here
 
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