hi I posted a support ticket to the ydn but did not get any response so I am posting it again here.
we are developing a web based music server software which may use yahoo music api to grab some album covers and information. my questions is that is my application applicable to use yahoo music api?
here come the details. 1. the software is installed on user's pc. 2. the cover search requests will come from the user's pc's IP 3. the application is actually web based, that means the user will be actually running a web server, on his own pc, for himself to use.
here come the questions. 1. is this software applicable to use yahoo music api? 2. if yes, can we include a single application id in the application software? 3. if not, can we just ask the users who wants to use this feature to apply for their own application id?
Because the Music API's terms are strictly non-commercial, and it appears you are charging for the application after a set number of days, this usage is not allowed. Sorry!
Robyn Tippins Community Manager, YDN
Robyn - Regarding "non-commercial" use, if a community web portal (which did contain some general advertising), embedded a Yahoo Music Video on the homepage, would this be a violation of Yahoo's terms of service?
Importantly, there would be no charge ever to access the site or to view the video. The video would serve only to interest and entertain visitors. Would this type use be acceptable?
If you could comment too on whether embedding a Yahoo music video poses any copyright problem.
Send me an email via the Commercial Requests link along with the relevant info (ie your site, expected usage, etc.) and I'll see that the Music team weighs in. Closing this post as Commercial questions are answered on a one-off basis and need to be done off of the forums. Cheers!