Sharing created covers of pre-existing songs completely disallowed in Guitar Hero: World Tour

Sunday, 28 September 2008 22:11 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Over 500 Rock Band songs? Pfft, that’ll be small change compared to Guitar Hero: World Tour’s player-driven create-a-song feature, which will surely see covers of every lighter-waving, spark-streaming rock odyssey ever conceived, right? Wrong. In an interview with 1UP, GH:WT director Brian Bright woke GH-devotees from their dream of heading up gaming’s own Napster.

“We’ll be actively monitoring the site,” Bright explained. “And, obviously, if the copyright holder complains, Activision will pull it down immediately. We can’t condone people putting up covers of music. It’s really there for original content.”

But what if no one raises a ruckus? Tough luck.

“If there’s a licensed song and someone holds the copyright to it, we’ll take it down regardless of whether or not someone complains.

Well, so much for that rock revolution. Our lawyers will be crushed, we’re sure.

By Nathan Grayson