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Activision Limits Guitar Hero 4 User Song Sharing, Won't Allow Covers

by Chris Faylor, Sep 29, 2008 9:08am PDT

While Guitar Hero World Tour (PS2, PS3, 360, Wii) will allow users to create and share their own songs online when the game releases on October 26, publisher Activision will be remove any track that resembles copyrighted material.

"We'll be actively monitoring the site," Neversoft project director Brian Bright explained to 1up. "We can't condone people putting up covers of music. It's really there for original content."

"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,"

Activison PR manager Aaron Grant elaborated.

Along with the music creation suite--which allows MIDI track imports--and online sharing tools, the franchise's fourth major release brings drums and vocals to the traditionally guitar-only franchise. The game was developed by Neversoft for the Xbox 360 and PS3, with Vicarious Visions on the Wii edition and Budcat on the PS2.




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