I'm working on a feature film now that, if all goes well, will be widely distributed. Through friends and colleges I have acquired several sound effects libraries, some of which are very well known and probably used by everyone reading this post. I don't plan on using a lot of library effects, as most of the sounds will be recorded.
If I were to use a few effects from a Sound Ideas or a Hollywood Edge library, is there a danger of being sued? I've heard plenty of stories of people telling me it's too hard to trace where a sound came from but what is the reality of this?
I don't want to put the producers in a bad situation and I certainly don't want to destroy the film. It is a low budget feature so buying up libraries isn't an option. It's cheaper for us to use a few library sounds here and there to avoid having to rent out the foley stage.
Any feedback would be great. Thanks!