Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell has instructed followers to cease sharing, take away and ‘destroy’ any non-commercially accessible materials that they could have of their possession associated to Future or Music of the Spheres (the music that acted as a basis for Future’s soundtrack).
In a court-ordered message posted to the composer’s YouTube channel, O’Donnell made an announcement to followers explaining that they need to get rid of any belongings of their possession that they’ve acquired from the composer when he beforehand uploaded them to YouTube in addition to quite a few different web sites.
Within the video, O’Donnell states:
“To whom it could concern, I should not have and haven’t had since not less than April 2014, the authorized authority to own or distribute non-commercially accessible materials associated to Future or Music of the Spheres – together with materials I composed or created whereas working for Bungie.
This materials is owned by Bungie. When you posted any of those belongings on an internet site or different publicly accessible platform, it’s best to take away the content material instantly. When you’ve got copies of those belongings, it’s best to chorus from sharing and destroy any copies of them. This request doesn’t apply to any Future or Music of the Spheres materials that you just lawfully obtained from commercially accessible sources.”
The message itself was simply one among quite a few necessities made by the courtroom earlier this yr after the composer was discovered to be in contempt of courtroom over his use of Future music belongings that broke the phrases of a 2015 lawsuit between him and Bungie.
O’Donnell was discovered to have damaged the phrases of the earlier lawsuit after he posted quite a few Future belongings to social media platforms with out the consent of the studio. In addition to being ordered to publish the above message to followers in an try to restrict the injury of his uploads, O’Donnell was additionally ordered to pay Bungie any cash that he had acquired from the sale of the belongings and the studio’s authorized charges – a determine that was reported on the time as being near $100,000.
Whereas O’Donnell has now posted the message to his social media platforms, it’s understood that he will not be allowed to touch upon inquiries made surrounding the publish. This was agreed as a part of the composer’s courtroom order, which acknowledged that O’Donnell ought to as a substitute, “let the message converse for itself.”
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter.