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    Some staff have asked if they can have Spotify on the network I don't use it and I'm wondering if there will be issues e.g. copyright can anyone say?

    If that's not an issue someone said that you can download the tracks and play them back throught the Spotify app even when not online. Is this right?

    Cheers.

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    The license states that it is for personal non-commercial use only.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spotify
    Spotify grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to make personal non-commercial use of the Spotify Software Application (including a right to download said application) and the Spotify Service and to receive by stream (and, where you have purchased the Premium Service or the Mobile Service, by conditional download) the media content made available through the Spotify Service in your home country.

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    Their T&C's may make you think again: Terms and Conditions of Use - Spotify

    Spotify grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to make personal non-commercial use of the Spotify Software Application (including a right to download said application) and the Spotify Service and to receive by stream (and, where you have purchased the Premium Service or the Mobile Service, by conditional download) the media content made available through the Spotify Service in your home country. You do not have a right to transfer or sublicense your rights under this Agreement.
    [my emphasis]

    Anyway, you'd need each member of staff to have an account, and the offline caching is for premium (paid for) accounts, and you probably wouldn't want to take the bandwidth hit if it took off.

    So basically - best to leave well enough alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The license states that it is for personal non-commercial use only.
    DAMN YOUR SWIFTNESS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
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    LOL!! @ LocalzUK and Domino

    ^^ what they said

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    Thanks guys.....hmmmm 'non-commercial use only' does that include schools?


    I'm coming down on the NO side tbh if only from a bandwidth perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Thanks guys.....hmmmm 'non-commercial use only' does that include schools?


    I'm coming down on the NO side tbh if only from a bandwidth perspective.
    PERSONAL non-commercial use

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Thanks guys.....hmmmm 'non-commercial use only' does that include schools?


    I'm coming down on the NO side tbh if only from a bandwidth perspective.
    Our LA rapped our knuckles over this so I would say no that does not include schools. We allow staff to have it installed on the school laptops but they are only allowed to use it at home.

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    Non comercial means you cannot make money from it play it as part of your business, ie instead of the radio in your restaurant or as a source of music at a night club.

    Teachers listening by themselves is ok broadcasting to the children not so much.

    I listen to it all day at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Our LA rapped our knuckles over this so I would say no that does not include schools. We allow staff to have it installed on the school laptops but they are only allowed to use it at home.
    Our LEA wraps our knuckles over a lot of things

    If I recall correctly they have it filtered under 'peer to peer file sharing', which technically it does. I'm not sure (not tried) if you can actually get at/move/copy/use the streamed/P2P files outside of spotify though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Our LEA wraps our knuckles over a lot of things

    If I recall correctly they have it filtered under 'peer to peer file sharing', which technically it does. I'm not sure (not tried) if you can actually get at/move/copy/use the streamed/P2P files outside of spotify though?
    I think their main issue was the bandwidth usage

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