Q: is it illegal to create an app where users can upload their own mp3 files and play it back, the files are private to the

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: Creating an app where users can upload and play back their own MP3 files can be legally complex. The legality depends on various factors, including copyright law and privacy considerations. To ensure compliance, it's crucial to address copyright issues by verifying that users have the legal right to upload the music they submit, possibly through licensing or ownership checks. Clear terms of service and privacy policies should be established to protect user data and outline responsibilities.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: Creating an app where users can upload their own MP3 files for personal playback is generally not illegal if the files are indeed private and not shared with others. However, you could run into legal issues if your app facilitates the sharing of copyrighted material without proper authorization. It's crucial to have a clear terms of service and to take action against users who violate copyright laws to mitigate legal risks.

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