Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell has advised followers to cease sharing, take away and ‘destroy’ any non-commercially obtainable materials that they might 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 eliminate any property of their possession that they’ve acquired from the composer when he beforehand uploaded them to YouTube in addition to numerous different web sites.
Within the video, O’Donnell states:
“To whom it might concern, I do not need and haven’t had since a minimum of April 2014, the authorized authority to own or distribute non-commercially obtainable materials associated to Future or Music of the Spheres – together with materials I composed or created whereas working for Bungie.
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This materials is owned by Bungie. In the event you posted any of those property on a web site or different publicly obtainable platform, you need to take away the content material instantly. In case you have copies of those property, you need 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 obtainable sources.”
The message itself was simply one in all numerous necessities made by the court docket earlier this 12 months after the composer was discovered to be in contempt of court docket over his use of Future music property 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 numerous Future property 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 and restrict the injury of his uploads, O’Donnell was additionally ordered to pay Bungie any cash that he had obtained from the sale of the property 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 court docket 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 observe him on Twitter.