I've just received an email from the distribution arm of a label. I emailed them asking for permission to use one of their tracks in a mix after Soundcloud took it down. Their answer kinda confuses me if anyone on here can help.. 'if you have ripped it from XXXXXXX then soundcloud will automatically encode and watermark the tracks preventing you from re-uploading copy protected material' Not sure that's true and anyway I'm a grown man who'd rather claw his own eyes out than rip something like that but it's this bit that gets me.. 'You can download it from below in mp3 or wav format.. this is licenced material and you will be able to upload it' Now I'm confused it looks like they don't understand how copyright works. Could this be considered as them giving me permission to stream (at least) or would I need something more? He is wrong right I'm not just being stupid am I?