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FORUM RULES ABOUT WEB-BASED LINKS TO MUSIC AND VIDEO'S

Based on latest discussions on this forum, and studiing copyright laws, it is necessary to state out new forum mandatory rules, effective immediately, so, here we are.

LINKS TO MUSIC & VIDEOS: what is legal/what is not.
NEW RULES in the forum state:

From now on in our forum users shal NOT POST TOPICS THAT containin the following :
• Requests for or links to MP3s, music videos, or other files of questionable legality
• Bootlegs

So, please do not POST A LINK TO music or videos which does not directly originate from an officially legal site.

An OFFICIALLY LEGAL SITE is: rammstein.com or rammstein.de, universal music, a legitimate music site like MTV or VIVA. The links must be direct and linked only to the approved site. Any links which have copied and transferred the music or videos from an official legal site to ANYWHERE else are NOT OFFICIAL.

• Do not ASK FOR A LINK to music or videos. If there is a legal site for either listening or viewing, xTERNAL will provide the information in the NEWS section of www.RAMMSTEIN-EUROPE.com.

WHAT YOU CAN DO in the forums: You can DISCUSS a new song or a new video.

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO in the forums: provide illegal links or ask for links, give directions of any kind as to where something might be found (examples: file-sharing, other fansites, etc.). Screen caps will be allowed (within reason) AFTER a video has been made available through an OFFICIAL LEGAL LINK. Fan remixes of songs will be allowed (within reason) after the song has been officially released.

The above restrictions are necessary not because we are being “damn babies” or “. The reason is simply that RAMMSTEIN-EUROPE has made the decision to not be a facilitator of illegal activities involving copyrighted material. The reason for that is also clear. Rammstein’s Management has shown aggressive behaviour in combating copyright infringement.

Anyone who violates the spirit of the aforementioned expansion/explanation of what the RULES mean here as applied to music and videos (and this also includes the "making of videos") will meet up with one of the following consequences:

POST BLOCKED, LINK ERASED AND WORSE.... BANNED IF NECESSARY.

If you have ANY questions about what may or may not be acceptable here, you can always PM a Moderator and ask first before posting something that might get you in trouble here.

•any links to www.youtube.com (or other sharing sites of a similar nature)are generally not allowed.
While some videos like fan made items or spoof animations are allowed, we do not allow linking to youtube. Oftentimes there is/are illegal videos of Rammstein performances to the side of the linked videos. Actual Rammstein Videos which are very illegal to be hosted by that site - therefore we cannot allow links to youtube to be allowed.

So, links to youtube are now allowed - ONLY IF it is a fanmade video by you, and does not contain bootleg footage or footage of live performances or released performances. Stills from photos found on the net are OK. A montage is OK. Clips of released footage are NOT OK.

Please try to understand that sometimes while we may allow a certain individuals fanmade videos, and deny another persons it is usually because the content in it could get the forums in trouble.

Also if some individuals post their fanmade video and it turns out to be bootleg footage that they filmed themselves at a concert and consider that "fanmade" - then we will have to reverse the ruling on allowing fanmade videos PERIOD!

Here is an update on what is considered "fanmade".
Fanmade is fanmade. You did it yourself. Like cut and paste. You creatd everything yourself. No footage filmed by someone else no clips. Still images are OK.
For example:
If you go out and find 6 banana slugs in the yard, dress them up in LAB outfits, and put the skinniest one in a paper boat and play the music to SEEMANN on a kazoo. That is fanmade.

If you have a coverband and you do your own video or you have footage of YOUR band's performance. That is fanmade.

If you have images that you sketched of how you think the video for a song should have been and you put it to music - I think we can allow that.

Use your creativity.

IF YOU SEE VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, REPORT IT BY USING THE EXCLAMATION MARK IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF RELEVANT POST.


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  • I joined in late 2011 but it is a bit odd that not many people post when the membership looks quite good. Maybe they found somewhere else to go? I thought about joining the official fanclub and might even still do that but i wanted to know what it is like first. In my experience the official forums are always crap...too many rules and the admins are usually dicks.

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    • ^I recently was granted access to the LIFAD community, and I can confirm that the forum is definitely shitty, but not because of the community or the moderators; its the interface that is a piece of shit. You can hardly navigate the foruns at all. You can't get a good grasp of which threads actually receive new posts, and which ones are actually active or not. It has a terrible design. But as far as I can tell from recent posts, they are already working on improving the interface.

      As for the community, I can't really judge how cool they are, exactly because the foruns are hard to navigate. One thing that I already notice, is that you can get more info about the band by looking at foruns like these or the Donaukinder facebook page. And get it also quicker. The only advantage is that, by being a paid subscription, it keeps the trolls out of the place. But not even that really works, because I'm there anyway.
      Last edited by Snake; 01-18-2012, 06:59 PM.
      "Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

      - Raymond M. Smullyan

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      • LOL - so even if they sort out the interface, then they have to deal with the Snake? It hardly seems fair

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        • ^Life is not fair. And I didn't even had to ask to join ^^
          Last edited by Snake; 01-18-2012, 08:41 PM.
          "Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

          - Raymond M. Smullyan

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          • That Donaukinder facebook page is damn cool, thanks for mentioning it

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            • ^ Yeah same here. I didn't know about it either.

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              • The quality of the videos on the MIG DVDs were a real disappointment. I mean I'm glad to have all the videos on DVD and the menus and the DVD design is pretty cool but the videos look exactly as they do when I watch them on youtube.

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                • I thought the quality of the videos was good and I absolutely love the 'making of' vids. I learned so much from them.

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                  • The resolution was fine with you?

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                    • The resolution seems ok to me yes. You have to remember that they cannot improve on the original quality of the recording and most of the vids are quite old now. They were not shot in HD so you can't play them that way and get the same resolution you would get from something originally shot in HD. Encoding to HD doesn't actually improve the quality, it just changes the format.

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                      • But that's just the thing, why were they so crappy in the first place? They're not "old"; they're from the second half of the 90's! Michael Jackson's 80's videos look better than this. Metallica released their videos on DVD a couple years back and they have videos from the early 90's that look better than that. Frankly I think Rammstein videos are too good artistically and I was eager to see them "like I've never seen them before", considering this is a grand DVD release. A few remastering touch ups would have done the job.
                        Last edited by Progmetty; 01-21-2012, 10:47 PM.

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                        • ^Actually, the best of was just a contractual obligation the band had with UMG. I doubt the band itself considers it a grand release, given that they didn't really wanted to do it.
                          "Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

                          - Raymond M. Smullyan

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                          • Okay but if you have to do it anyway then do it right, it's still under your name.
                            I don't mean to be bitching but I was expecting a much much better visual and sound experience from these DVDs.

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                            • Originally posted by Snake View Post
                              ^I recently was granted access to the LIFAD community, and I can confirm that the forum is definitely shitty, but not because of the community or the moderators; its the interface that is a piece of shit. You can hardly navigate the foruns at all. You can't get a good grasp of which threads actually receive new posts, and which ones are actually active or not. It has a terrible design. But as far as I can tell from recent posts, they are already working on improving the interface.

                              As for the community, I can't really judge how cool they are, exactly because the foruns are hard to navigate. One thing that I already notice, is that you can get more info about the band by looking at foruns like these or the Donaukinder facebook page. And get it also quicker. The only advantage is that, by being a paid subscription, it keeps the trolls out of the place. But not even that really works, because I'm there anyway.
                              I joined a couple weeks ago and I still can't get on the forums or recieve news about the band (like the mask pics).
                              *bummed out*

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                              • ^And did you already registered? After you are granted access, you need to make a register.
                                "Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

                                - Raymond M. Smullyan

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