At 10/13/11 12:19 AM, GirlStep wrote:
At 10/12/11 10:00 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
It didn't say so when I downloaded it, but if it's really hurting you having my song up then message a mod about it.
At 10/12/11 04:35 PM, GirlStep wrote:
Nah, the vocals were a cover I found somewhere and everything else was made by us.The cover is still copyrighted.
Just because it didn't say explicitly "this is copyrighted" doesn't mean it isn't. You should never assume anything about copyright law.
Besides, using samples is strictly against the rules of the AP.
As for your comment on "if it's really hurting you, you should contact a mod" - it really isn't, and I won't. I personally don't care at all about your song - I don't give a shit if you used a sample, or where you got it from, or whether it was "legally purchased" or if its licensed, or if Saint Peter himself descended upon the Earth and gave you the Lord God Almighty's permission to use it.
Why don't I care? Because I'm here to write and share my music with other artists, with gamers, and with flash developers. I'm NOT here to play a game of SONY/BMG/YouTube and call out every single song that uses sampled content; I'm not the type of person who goes around blowing whistles and ringing bells to get people into trouble.
BUT it might be wise to re-upload the song without the sampled vocals. Unless it directly and negatively impacts contests or something of that nature, I personally don't care. But just be warned that there are plenty of people who DO scour the portal looking for songs that break the AP rules.
And with that, I wash my hands of this conversation.