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These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern your participation in the Fort Minor Remix Contest (“Contest”). Participation in the Contest constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules; so, it is important that you read and understand them.

  1. Entry Period: The Contest’s audio elements will go online at 9:00 a.m. PST on March 8, 2006. You may enter the Contest by uploading your remixes to from 9:00 a.m. PST on March 22, 2006 until 9:00 p.m. PST on May 6, 2006. The Contest is sponsored and run by Creative Commons Corporation, a charitable corporation, headquartered at 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105 USA, ph. (415) 946-3069; Warner Bros. Records, a Warner Music Group Company, located at 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 USA, ph. (818) 953-3500 ("Sponsors"); and Machine Shop Recordings, a joint venture with Warner Bros. Recordings, reachable by mail at PO Box 36915, Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA.

  2. Who is Eligible? The Contest is offered only to natural persons older than 15 years of age as of the date of entry. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Sponsors, their respective shareholders, agents, representatives affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (“Sponsors’ parties”), and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited by law.

  3. How to Enter: The Sponsors are offering you the chance to engage in a creative dialogue with Fort Minor and show off your creative mixing skills to the world! To enter, you must submit a track that includes the Fort Minor a capella which has been made available at the Contest page at, as well as music you create yourself and/or material in the public domain and/or other material you have express permission to use and license in accordance with Rule 5.

    For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge and agree that the Fort Minor a capella and musical tracks are licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license ( and that all rights that are not expressly granted under this license are reserved by Fort Minor and/or Warner Bros. Records and/or Machine Shop Recordings. You further acknowledge and agree that you must attribute Fort Minor, Warner Bros. Records, and Machine Shop Recordings whenever you use the Fort Minor a capella and musical tracks, eg. “Remix using elements from Fort Minor/Warner Bros. Records/Machine Shop Recordings” (but not in such a way as to imply any endorsement, approval or affiliation with or by Fort Minor, Warner Bros. Records, or Machine Shop Recordings).


    Submit your track(s) online after 9:00 a.m. PST on March 22, 2006 and before 9:00 p.m. PST on May 6, 2006 with a completed Fort Minor Contest Entry Form for each track you submit.

    Any number of persons may be entered with regard to an individual recording. However, each individual entrant must be listed on the Contest Entry Form in order to be eligible for a prize.

    Any person or group may enter as many times as desired, but each individual or group entrant is only eligible for one prize.

    To be eligible for the prizes (described below in (6)), an entrant or group of named entrants, must be the sole author and copyright owner of the remix(es), or must have express permission (via license or otherwise) to use or incorporate those portions of the remix(es) authored or owned by third parties and license the remix(es) in accordance with these Rules. Any materials that infringe the rights of any third party (ie. materials used without express permission of the copyright owner) may not be used.

  4. Format of Entries: Entries must be in the form of an audio recording and in MP3 format. Duration of an entry may not exceed 5 minutes. All eligible entries must be received by Sponsors via by 9:00 p.m. PST, May 6, 2006. Entries that finish uploading after 9:00 p.m. PST, May 6, 2006, are not eligible.

    Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries. Incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries are not eligible.

  5. What others may do with your remix(es): By submitting a track as part of the Contest to, you agree to license that track to the rest of the world under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license available at

    All eligible entries will be made available to the general public for download on the website under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license. Sponsors reserve the right to evaluate each entry’s eligibility under the Rules as well as for compliance with the US Copyright Act and any and all other applicable laws. Entries may be removed from the site and disqualified from the Contest at the discretion of the Sponsors.

    By submitting an entry, you are representing and warranting that the content in your entry is authorized to be remixed by you, uploaded to the site and licensed to the general public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license.

    By submitting your track, you also agree and acknowledge that you will receive no royalties from Sponsors, other contestants, or members of the general public who use your track consistent with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license.

  6. Prizes: The best overall winning entry will receive a new Technics SL-1200MK5 turntable, with a current retail value of $599.95.

    All prize expenses and/or services not specified herein are not included and are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). No alternative prize, cash equivalent, or other substitution is permitted except by Sponsors, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, in the event of prize unavailability. Prizes are nontransferable. All federal, provincial, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

  7. Judging: One entry will be selected by Fort Minor’s Mike Shinoda as the best overall winning entry. All grading decisions are final. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entry that is, in Sponsors’ discretion, inappropriate, offensive or demeaning to Sponsors’ reputation or goodwill, or contrary to Sponsors’ mission or these Rules.

    Once the grading of the entries has been completed, the Sponsors will notify the top winning entry via email and/or telephone using the contact information submitted by the entrants in the Fort Minor Contest Entry Form. If a winner fails to respond within 14 days of the date of the notification, that winner will be disqualified and the next highest scoring track will be selected as an alternate winner and notified according to this procedure. Within 21 days of the date of the notification, the winner must sign and return to the Sponsors the Publicity Consent & Liability Release Form, which the Sponsors will provide to the winner shortly after notification. If a winner fails to sign and return the Publicity Consent & Liability Release Form within 21 days, the next highest scoring track will be selected as an alternate winner and notified according to this procedure.

  8. General Terms and Conditions: By participating, entrants agree that the Sponsors’ parties are not responsible or liable for, and are released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (iv) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest or acceptance of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to suspend or cancel Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

  9. Winners List/Official Rules: A copy of these Official Rules and a winners list may be obtained by sending an email request to, or by fax request (1.415.946.3001). Requests for winners list must be received by October 31, 2006.

  10. Privacy: By entering into this Contest you consent to the use of your name as set out in the ccMixter Privacy Policy available at: regarding use of all material entered and/or submitted for this Contest or otherwise collected by the ccMixter site.

  11. DMCA Compliance: Sponsors comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In compliance with the DMCA, a Designated Agent has been established with proper documentation sent to the US Copyright Office. If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on the ccMixter site, which is hosted by Creative Commons, please contact the agent designated to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement. The designated agent for Creative Commons to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA is:

    Mia Garlick
    543 Howard Street, Fifth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Tel: 415.946.3073
    Fax: 415.946.3001

  12. Notices: © 2006 Creative Commons Corporation. Creative Commons and the "Double C" logo are trademarks of Creative Commons Corporation. Warner Bros. Records is a trademark of Warner Music Group. Machine Shop Recordings is a trademark of Machine Shop Recordings, LLC.