On November 30, 2017, Square Enix appears to have begun taking manual action against ”Bard Performance” videos on YouTube. Bard performances of any foreign copyrighted compositions, songs from previous final fantasy games used in FFXIV and even public domain compositions have been removed. With returns, players will be teleported to their landing point. Moreover, this action has not been rewritten since then during the Astragalos campaigns. However, please note that casting is interrupted by attacks. On YouTube, a search for ”FFXIV bard performance” most often appears songs found in FFXIV, some original songs and a third-party song protected by copyright here and there. Currently, it appears that Square Enix does not issue DMCA commands on these videos, but that the intended people manually search for content and issue content ID requests to block any videos they find containing third-party content. But as it is a manual process, some will probably miss them. (An additional level of copyright here is that, unlike, say, a typical musical instrument, here the representation is achieved by the use of a video game that is itself a copyrighted work.) Performance actions can be recorded via the Performance tab of the ”Actions – Traits” user interface on your hotbar. Sound recording is a recording of a musician`s performance of the song, which you would buy from iTunes or Amazon as .mp3 or, in the past, a CD or cassette after JC. Other instruments and actions will be added in future updates.
When using performance actions, you are strictly prohibited from displaying third-party music. You can record and download your performance and agree to allow us to schedule these recordings for use by Square Enix or others, according to the terms of the ULTIMATE FANTASY XIV user license. After the implementation of the performance actions, the final use license FANTASY XIV has been updated. Check the license to use FINAL FANTASY hardware. For all features of the game that allow you to perform virtual music instruments (”Performance Promotions”), you are strictly prohibited from playing third-party music.