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I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that with CC licenses, as long as the licence doesn't specify share-alike or non-commercial, you would even be fine to use it in a screening that you charged for. Non-commercial prohibits ALL commercial use, so if it has an NC tag on it, you can't use it. If it has an SA (Share alike) tag on it, they you must ...


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Just be sure to conform to what is specified by the licence, and you will be fine. So obviously any Non Commercial license (NC) will not work for you. The "Share-Alike" one may be one to avoid--I don't know how 'viral' it is. If you put a (CC) (SA) song in a video, does that mean the video also has to be (CC) (SA)? At the very least, talk to a lawyer ...


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I am not a lawyer, but your parallel is a little off. A better parallel would be to say that someone owns the rights to make a particular type of specialized brush. Midi instruments can be copyrighted as the method of synthesis is non-trivial. You couldn't copyright, say, using basic fixed waveforms, but when you start combining things in to a midi ...


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It can be, yes. The only way you'd be legally allowed to manipulate or change someone else's MIDI is if they gave you permission to do so.


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If the sheet music you are talking about is classical music, they are in public domain because the copyrights expire some time after composer's death (50-70 years depending on the laws of the country). If they are contemporary works you can't record and distribute them without getting permission. You can rely here for not taking action but if you want to ...


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The sounds from the game would be part of the copyright on that game. You can't use them while the work is under copyright unless your use is covered by fair use or by a license from the company that holds the copyright. The exception to this would be if they licensed the audio from someone else, in which case you would have to obtain the license from ...


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IANAL - It depends on the license for the soundfont. If you purchased the soundfont then most likely you're ok. A soundfont licensing should be very similar to any other sound library. However, you extracted the sounds from a game - it's a little more blurry there... unless you are specifically referencing the game itself, it which case it might be ...


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With all due respect I beg to differ from AJ Henderson's answer. I don't think your parallel is off at all. Color and sound are a very good parallel in the context of trademarks and patents vs. copyright. Actually there is a patent for the color "International Klein Blue (IKB)" published in April 1961 after it was applied for by French artist Yves Klein. ...


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Am I entitled to credit or compensation? If you have copyright for these particular sounds, then using the sounds without your permission is technically a copyright infringement. However, whether you want to go court is another topic, more likely the infringement that bothers you can be solved simply by negotiating. If you've signed a contract where you've ...


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