Question on streaming media (explicit songs)

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by fishkorp, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    I've been looking but can't find a solid answer. I see this:
    So I'm working on an app that will stream music. Some music may contain language that wouldn't get aired on terrestrial radio. The app doesn't "contain" the music, but streams it. It appears to be a fuzzy line to me. Granted, during the review process maybe all clean songs will be played and it gets through. But I don't want some sort of lawsuit or anything if Little Johnny downloads the app and freaks out for hearing a bad word on a song.

    Do Pandora and Last.FM play only censored songs? Would just displaying a notice/warning be good enough?
  2. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    I guess if you flag explicit lyrics like iTunes does then you're probably safe. You could do some sort of age verification I guess (Are you over 18? YES/NO) but that might be overkill.

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