Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell has advised fans to share, remove, and “destroy” any no longer commercially available material that they may have in relation to Destiny or Music of the Spheres (the music that was used as the basis for Destiny’s served) in their possession have soundtrack).
In a court-ordered message posted on the composer’s YouTube channel, O’Donnell made a statement to fans stating that they owned all of the assets they owned that they acquired from the composer when he was he previously uploaded it to YouTube, as well as a number of other websites.
In the video, O’Donnell says:
“To whom this concerns me, I have not, and have not had, legal authority since at least April 2014 to own or distribute non-commercially available material relating to Destiny or Music of the Spheres – including material I composed or while at work created. ” for Bungie.
This material is owned by Bungie. If you have posted any of these assets on a website or other publicly available platform, you should immediately remove the content. If you have copies of these assets, you should refrain from disclosing them and destroy copies of them. This request does not apply to Destiny or Music of the Spheres material lawfully obtained from commercially available sources. “
The news itself was just one of a series of demands the court made earlier this year after the composer was found to have disregarded the court for his use of Destiny music assets that violated the terms of a 2015 lawsuit between repudiated him and Bungie.
O’Donnell was found to have breached the terms of the previous lawsuit after posting a number of Destiny assets on social media platforms without the studio’s consent. In addition to sending the above message to fans to limit the damage to his uploads, O’Donnell was instructed to pay Bungie the money he received from the sale of the studio’s assets and legal fees – one Number that was quoted at the time at almost $ 100,000.
Although O’Donnell has now published the news on his social media platforms, he will of course not be allowed to comment on inquiries about this post. This was agreed as part of the composer’s court order that O’Donnell should instead “let the message speak for itself”.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.