Musical Works Database Terms of Use

The MLC Musical Works Database Terms of Use

Last Updated: January 25, 2021

Welcome to The MLC Musical Works Database.  The following Musical Works Database Terms of Use (“Terms”) specifically applies to your access and use of The MLC Musical Works Database which is made available via TheMLC.com (the “Database”), which is operated by The Mechanical Licensing Collective (“The MLC,” “we” or “us”).  Our main Terms of Use, the Portal Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any other policies or rules concerning use of the Database, are incorporated into these Terms.

BEFORE USING THE DATABASE, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, USING AND/OR REGISTERING WITH THE DATABASE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS, INCLUDING THE GUIDELINES, AND ANY FUTURE MODIFICATIONS. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE DATABASE.

Children. The Database is not intended for users under the age of 13, and such users are expressly prohibited from engaging in any aspect of the Database, and by engaging in any aspect of the Database you agree, represent, warrant, covenant and guarantee that you are 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. We do not seek through this Database to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 13. NOTICE: Visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov for tips from the Federal Trade Commission on protecting children’s privacy online. If you are under the age of 18 (or the age of majority in your jurisdiction), you represent that a parent or legal guardian has agreed to the Terms on your behalf.


Modification of the Terms. The MLC reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time for any reason, and we may notify you of such changes through any of a variety of means, including a change to the “Last Updated” date set forth above and other reasonable means to be determined at our discretion. All changes shall be effective immediately. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Database after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.


Definitions. Any defined terms herein shall have the same meanings as our main Terms of Use.


Database Access. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in our main Terms of Use, you may use the data in the MLC’s musical works database, as defined in 17 U.S.C. § 115(d)(3)(E),  (the “Musical Works Database”), available through the Website’s Public Search features and the MLC Portal, including via portal.themlc.com/search, for any legal purpose.


Apps and Other Downloadable Software.
Apps and Other Downloadable Software. Though you may use the data in the Musical Works Database for any legal purpose, if the data in the Database is made available via software form, you are permitted to install and use one copy of the software (as distinguished from the data in the Database) on your personal computer system in machine-executable object code form only. You may make one copy of the software solely for your own emergency backup purposes, provided that you include all copyright and trademark notices on the back-up copy. Upon receiving notice of revocation, you must destroy all copies of the software in your possession and/or residing on systems under your control.  You do not own the downloaded software, and we do not transfer ownership of the software to you.  We retain full ownership of and title to the downloaded software and all intellectual property rights related to the software.  You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.  Software that is downloaded from the Database is subject to United States export control laws.  If you download software from the Database, you represent and warrant to us that you are not acting in violation of those laws.


U.S. Government End Users. The software and any related documentation are “commercial items” as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” as such terms are defined in 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014(a)(5) and 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014(a)(1), and used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 and 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1, as applicable. Pursuant to 48 C.F.R. §12.212, 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7015, 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, 48 C.F.R. §52.227-19, and other relevant sections of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, as applicable. The software and related documentation are distributed and licensed to U.S. Government end users with only those rights set forth herein.


DISCLAIMER REGARDING THE DATABASE. DATA CONTAINED IN THE DATABASE HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE MLC BY COPYRIGHT OWNERS, LICENSEES AND OTHERS. THE MLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE DATA MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DATABASE. THE MLC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ON THE PART OF ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION IN THE DATABASE, OR FOR ANY OMISSIONS OR ERRORS CONTAINED IN THE DATABASE.


In some cases, the copyright ownership information shown for a musical composition or sound recording may not reflect actual copyright ownership of such musical composition or sound recording, or may no longer be current. Musical compositions or sound recordings listed in the Database may not be fully represented or represented at all by The MLC, and may not be licensable through The MLC. The data contained in online licensing reports and statements may no longer be current at the time such data is accessed through the Database.

Termination. You agree that your access to the Database may be terminated without prior notice, and you agree that The MLC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. The MLC reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Database and/or access to it at any time and without notice to you, and The MLC will not be liable to you should it exercise such rights, even if your use of the Database is impacted by the change. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies The MLC may have at law or in equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you believe your access to the Database was terminated in error, please email The MLC at Notices@TheMLC.com within seven (7) days of the termination date to appeal the decision. Reinstatement of your access to the Database shall be in The MLC’s reasonable discretion.


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