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Changes With Free Downloads

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10:31 pm
September 20, 2008


Slantize

Posts: 859

Brooklyn, NY

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Hi folks,

Shadowville had been considering removing free downloads for some time in order now to boost sales of licenses and reduce confusion between ‘free use’ and ‘licensed use’. However, we figured many of our loyal listeners contribute to the high volume of traffic to this great site solely because of the availability of free downloads. So after much debate, we have decided to keep free downloads, but we must now find a way to make it justified for us to do so.

Thus, to justify the free downloads, we have added two things:

1. Resolve Confusions. A download disclaimer (terms and conditions) making it clear what “free use” constitutes prior to allowing you to actually download the beat for free.

2. Compensation. We kindly ask that you view one Pop-Under Ad during the downloading process so that Shadowville earns advertising revenue to balance out for the free beats and potentially reduced licensing income.

Another reason why we have implemented the above two things is to slow down abusive leechers who are downloading many beats simultaneously and hogging the bandwith on the server (causing slowness in the website loading times for everyone). Overall, you’ll find your user experience on Shadowville improved.

THESE CHANGES WILL BE EFFECTIVE ON APPROXIMATELY SEPTEMBER 21, 2008.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Regards,

Slantize
Shadowville.com

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