Legal & Copyright
GOV’T MULE AUDIO RECORDING, PHOTO AND VIDEO POLICY
**Note to Tapers**
New this tour, Gov’t Mule will be offering a designated “Taper Section” to help ensure our beloved tapers the best possible sound quality and some gearprotection from the masses. For seated shows hard tickets are available, but limited to two (2) tickets per purchase. For general admission shows there will be a roped off section directly behind the soundboard, which will be cut off once it is filled so be sure you arrive early. The first half hour of door time will be for tapers only. Please specify “Taper Ticket” when you purchase your tickets to ensure a large enough section.
Audience taping is permitted at Gov’t Mule shows. When Gov’t Mule is performing at a festival or other event featuring multiple bands, that particular event’s policy may override Mule’s customary taping policy. When Gov’t Mule is opening for another artist, that particular artist’s policy may override Mule’s customary taping policy. All taping is limited to audience only.
NO SOUNDBOARD PATCHES ARE EVER ALLOWED.
NO VIDEO OR PHOTOGRAPHY IS EVER ALLOWED.
The enjoyment of the audience in attendance at a concert always takes precedence over recording efforts. This means that at no time should tapers ever require other patrons to be quiet or otherwise interfere with their enjoyment of the show.
All participants in audio recording exchange (regardless of format) acknowledge and respect the copyrights and exclusive ownership of themusic and performances by the performers, writers and publishers. All taping must be for personal use only, which may include trading (via analog or digital tape, CD, or digital file transfer). Recordings may be traded only for an equivalent amount of similar media (cassettes or CDs, pre-recorded or blank). If we have chosen to offer for sale (via physical media such as CD, Cassette, or via digital download) a particular Mule performance, this “official” version will take precedence over amateur recordings and said performance should no longer be traded. In no case may any officially-released Gov’t Mule recording (live or studio) be duplicated or otherwise traded or offered.
Audience taping at Mule concerts is authorized for non-commercial purposes only. Unauthorized sale, duplication and/or distribution is strictly forbidden. All Mule performances and recordings are the exclusive property of Gov’t Mule. All rights reserved. The rights to record Gov’t Mule performances set forth in this policy constitute an express, revocable license. We reserve the right to withdraw our sanction of recording, tape trading, and/or non-commercial digital audio file transfers on a case specific basis or in general, as we deem necessary. No waiver of any copyright or trademark right is intended.
If you are aware of any person or site in violation of this policy, please inform us. Thank you.