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SonicCube says
Hey Daniel, Motion projects were once accepted here. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of a demand for them though. We only had 6 or 7 files accepted compared to After Effects which has over 1,000 files now.

Hello Mark

I thought i saw some a while ago but wasn’t sure if i only dreamed it :) Well, i can finish them in AE for sure and submit it like that ( or as you mentioned as motion graphics ).

Thank you and have a good day Daniel

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SonicCube says

Hello All

I’m an AudioJungle author, so excuse me if i ask some very basic stuff for you video people.

I would love to upload a few Apple Motion projects, but did not find any others on the marketplace so far. Is it not allowed or did just no one else upload one so far ?

Would there be a market for these kind of project files ?

Thanks and have a great day. Daniel

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SonicCube says
I think if you want to use a sample of spoken word from a film because you want the sound of that actor, that’s a different story, you cannot do that without permission.

I will check the web and with my lawyer again how exactly it is regarding movie dialogue sampling. As far as i know, you can use pieces of dialogues as described in my last post. There are many styles in music where it’s kinda fashion to work with these samples ( Hip-Hop / Rap / EBM / Industrial etc. ) and i dont think that anybody like Georg Bush gave Eminem the permission to use some of his dialogues :)

But we should only post facts which we can be assure, that they are correct. So if anybody has some more infos about it, please post it with the referal link to the articles.

THX

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SonicCube says
If you like a spoken line in a film and would like to use it, the best solution is to perform and record the spoken line yourself ( and use effects and processing to get the required sound). You should not assume that no-one well ever know that you used a snippet of copyrighted material ( and if you are going to use effects to make it sound beyond recognition, what’s the point anyway?). This is an interesting subject, thanks for highlighting it!

Hello Andy

Sure you are rigth by saying that if you never use any copyrighted material, you wont get in trouble. But you have to keep in mind, that nowadays there are so many sample lybraries and synth presets that we all use from time to time ( most of us with DAW ’s ). So it’s just important to know when you could be in trouble without knowing.

If you say its not necessary to use original dialogues from movies and you could just re-record that, i think thats even whorst as you A ) probably still infringe legal rigths by doing so and B ) loose the original idea why you wanted this original sample. Sure it could sound paradox saying if you alter it so extreme that nobody will recognise it you’re fine, but im just speaking about the legal situation.

If you use only snippets of some other artists work, without clearing / permission of the copyright owner, then you have to be aware of the following ( US only ) :

What is fair use? Fair use is the right to copy a portion of a copyrighted work ( movie dialogue etc. ) without permission

Factors in determining fair use. Generally, when reviewing fair use questions, courts look for three things:
  1. You did not take a substantial amount of the original work.
  2. You transformed the material in some way.
  3. You did not cause significant financial harm to the copyright owner.

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SonicCube says

It was more of a warning to people who may accidentally come to the fast and wrong conclusion that a “Creative Commons” logo on a file means they can use it for anything.

I’ve come across people before who thought the CC License was the same as “free to use for anything”, and it was merely a warning that you have to look for the specific license each author uses, and/or the public domain certification.

I do apologize if this has all been useless and redundant though.

Thanks again!

Hello EternalResonance

You’re reply was for sure not useless ! What you described is absolutely true and a CC license does not mean that you can do whatever you want with the audiofiles etc. Every contribution here which is of use for any of us is well worth posting it, i only wanted to make sure we just post bullet proof facts, that people are not even more confused after reading this thread then before regarding the whole copyright and end user licenses situation out there :)

So i would like to encourage everyone who has informations and knowldege ( also country specific ones ) about that to post it here .

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SonicCube says
Great post :) Just to clarify that there are many different CC licenses. I’m sure most know this, but I have also seen some people just thinking of it as just “CC license”. Which to them meant free for all to use in anything. Which is clearly wrong.

Hello EternalResonance, thanks for your contribution.

Im not sure if we speak about the same “Creative Commons Copyright”. If im wrong, could you please post a link or description to those informations, so people are not confused :) As far as i understand from their certificate website its only one as described below :

“The person or persons who have associated work with this document (the “Dedicator” or “Certifier”) hereby either (a) certifies that, to the best of his knowledge, the work of authorship identified is in the public domain of the country from which the work is published, or (b) hereby dedicates whatever copyright the dedicators holds in the work of authorship identified below (the “Work”) to the public domain. A certifier, moreover, dedicates any copyright interest he may have in the associated work, and for these purposes, is described as a “dedicator” below.

A certifier has taken reasonable steps to verify the copyright status of this work. Certifier recognizes that his good faith efforts may not shield him from liability if in fact the work certified is not in the public domain.

Dedicator makes this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of the Dedicator’s heirs and successors. Dedicator intends this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights under copyright law, whether vested or contingent, in the Work. Dedicator understands that such relinquishment of all rights includes the relinquishment of all rights to enforce (by lawsuit or otherwise) those copyrights in the Work.

Dedicator recognizes that, once placed in the public domain, the Work may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not yet been invented or conceived.”

source : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/deed.en_GB

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SonicCube says
Great post !

Thanks Mate :)

Many products are also CC certified which is clearly dedicated for the free use of audiomaterial in any kind of art. Read the full details here ( in many different languages ) :

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/

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SonicCube says

Dear AJ Musicians

I would like to start this thread to clarify / discuss a bit further the legal situation on the usage and clearance of samples / preset’s etc. in your music.

  1. What does “sample clearance” mean ?
  2. Today most sample libraries ( also preset for Instruments ) are royaltie free and ready to use in all your production’s as long as the original sound is not distributed as single file and can not be extracted from your work as single file. You can re-sell / release / use your finished work that include such files / sounds without breaking any legal terms or conditions.
  3. What about samples from other tracks out there
  4. You are not allowed to use any recognisable sound samples from other artists work without getting written permission from the copyright holder / label / artist.
  5. Can i copy melodies and rhythm’s from someone elses work ?
  6. If you copy let’s say a complete track it would be a cover version and you have to pay all the royalties to the Artist who holds the right on that ( same if you only use parts of it ). As AJ is a completely royaltie free plattform, you wont be allowed to sell a cover version here i guess. If you copy a drum rhythm that contains no tonal sequences ( melodies in basesequences etc. ) you’re maybe not nice, but rhythms can not be protected by copyrights untill today.
  7. Is it OK to use a voice sample / snippet from a movie or television broadcast ?
  8. This is probably the most “unclear” part of the copyright thing. If you take a voice sample of a Hollywood production you will probably end up in trouble. It is not allowed to use such phrases from movies etc., but if you cut only a few seconds and alter the sound ( pitch shifting, transform, FX etc. ) and it’s not neccessarely “Take the red pill and you’ll stay in wonderland” from the Matrix trilogy, you probably never face any problems as long as it wont be a billboard chartbreaker.

    All this is the just the legal situation out there and has nothing to do with the rules on AudioJungle. To get your tracks acceptetd on here, you have to follow the rules as described on the Wiki.

    Please correct me if you think i wrote anything wrong ( if possible with a link to the relevant information ) and sorry for my english.

    Daniel

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SonicCube says
Scott, do we see there some nice Dynaudio on your desk ? ;)
Mackie MR5s. :)

Well, thats also veeeery nice :)

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SonicCube says
Well I want some guitar picks too so I may as well enter. ;)

Only one more set left for today, guys, you’d better hurry! Tasks will get harder each time. ;)

Scott, do we see there some nice Dynaudio on your desk ? ;)

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