Questions tagged [copyright]

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How can I toggle protection and change the copyright in Audacity?

I am creating the soundtrack for a video game, and I import the songs into audacity for editing. There seems to be no way to edit the copyright and protection in the metadata editor. I want to put my ...
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Is it okay to re-voice and use another persons MIDI file?

If I download a MIDI file and change the instrumental voicing via Synthesia to use it in my game - Is that considered a copyright infringement?
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Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs?

Is it legal to record my school band concert and give the attendees CDs? The music is copyrighted by the various composers, etc, but I think that would be just for the sheet music, not the audio ...
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Credit/compensation to use design in sequel

I am a sound designer for theater and have a question about credit/compensation for past work. I designed sound for a production at a regional theater, and this year a sequel is being mounted. I got ...
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What's the limit on acceptable free use of Creative Commons music?

I've been reading through a lot of copyright related posts, but have yet to see the exact answer I'm looking for: I'm shooting and cutting an aerial videography reel for a local contracting company. ...
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Can one own a sound

Color pretty much is to a painting what sounds are to a song. Since you can't own a color with copyrights, can you own a sound with copyrights ? If you can't this would be an easy answer to my bit ...
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Is it legal to use a soundfont

I'm making video game music and found out I can import the soundfont of a game that was made in the 90's and use some of the exact same instrument they made for the game. Is it legal to use these ...
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copyright issues with recording a broadcast from TV set for sound design

Hi community, I'm doing the audio post for a short film. It's a graduation film project. I want to record a TV set while a soap opera is broadcasted to use it as background sound for a scene where ...
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Sharing music mixes and copyrights?

Say, I record a live mix I am doing at home for practice, using tracks which I have purchased. I would like to share this mix legally on the Internet. What are the copyright issues involved and how ...
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How Do I Publish My Own Song

I'm recording my own blues number this morning on someone elses album. They will be giving me credit but what's the easiest way for me to publish this and protect my copyright?
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Using a trademark name

Hi everyone, As some of you may remember I am completing an SFX library based around a car. Now has come the time to get the artwork done, but I'm not sure what I'm legally able to call the pack! All ...
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copyright on mechanical sounds

Hi all Im wondering if there is copyright on sounds coming from different machines. This could be sounds like the buzz coming from a certain Philips shaver, the tapping on an mac keyboard, the flip ...
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re-designed commercials for student portfolio?

A quick one - Ive done some sound re-designs with videos shamelessly ripped from the internet, and been suggested to keep some of them for my student portfolio. Im afraid there inevitably should be ...
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Licensing to rebroadcast interviews on internet radio?

[Apologies if this is the wrong StackExchange for this kind of question... please direct me to somewhere that might be more appropriate.] It seems as though there's a lot of material available on ...
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Asked to use copyright material instead of original

I've been working on a project (within "friends" = no payment) that consists of one short-movie with loads of sfx and at least 3 webisodes, producing every single task related to sound. Recently I ...
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Apple TextToSpeech voice use: any legal issue?

Hi all For my current project (an italian feature film), I'm thinking of using the computer generated text to speech voice of Mac Os X for a short robotic phrase instead of the adr. The voice will be ...
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What's the legality of official musics being remix by indie artists?

I want to know if it's illegal to sell remix musics based on a popular song. Because I found many independent artists remixing a popular song and selling it on iTunes. Look at these examples: ...
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Martin Luther King Speech

I'm designing a human rights documentary and there are shots being used of Mr. Martin Luther King in Washington D.C. Could someone please point me in the direction of where I can find the original ...
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music libraries

What music libraries your are using? Can you advise some not very pricy ones with rock, ska, raggae, so modern music in good quality?
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No-Contract Legal Issue

Scenario: You were picked up by a remotely run (no studio, just run over the internet on no server - skype file transfer only) indie developer, one with a goal in mind by a certain date. You were ...
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Creative Commons and Copyright

Do you use Creative Commons service to protect work on your site? Do you protect just audio (samples, SFX, recording...) or your texts as well? I just start using it and I would like to know what you ...
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copyright question

hello all sound designers! I have a question about the sound material that comes with a program like Logic Studio Pro 9. It has tons of sounds and parts of music in there. Can i use them on my ...
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Legalities of sport TV in background?

For a movie I'm working on, I need some small rugby crowd ambiences. So I went to a pub to record some, but the TV was up a bit too present. It's non-distinct, but audible nonetheless. My question is ...