- Sorry for double post but I was asked to post the information here too -
At 9/27/12 06:00 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: That tells us nothing. Since none of us have all the packs you mentioned.
Provide the proof yourself. You're the one doing the accusations after all.
Here is a screenshot of some of the files in the downloadable soundfonts in that thread. I blanked out my real name (after "user" in the file path), and I highlighted the files I talk about in this PM.
Example 1) http://www.projectsam.com/Home
As you can see, Project Sam sells its products for $1000s, and under a completely different format, not .sfk but as VSTs. This means the sounds have been extracted and are being redistributed.
Example 2) Papelmedia's soundfonts are NOT free: http://download.cnet.com/Papelmedia-GS-SoundFont-S F2-Premium-Plus/3000-2170_4-10257440.html
Note the "Free to try (Some features limited); $59.00 to buy" - this is completely bypassed in this package of downloads.
On top of that, here's a thread on KVRAudio (A very respected music site/forum) making claims about other files present here (the Papelmedia soundfonts): http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7433 2
It talks about how they're redistributing samples they do not own and therefore using them is illegal too.
Example 3) is Proteus: http://www.creative.com/emu/proteusvx/
Their terms are (viewable once you've downloaded their free product):
"As between you and Creative (and, to the extent applicable, its licensors), Creative retains all title to and ownership of the Software and reserves all rights not expressly granted to you. Creative grants to you the right to use all or a portion of this Software provided that
(a) the Software is not distributed for profit;
(b) the Software is used only in conjunction with Creative's family of products;
(c) the Software is NOT modified; and
(d) all copyright notices are maintained on the Software."
As you can see, b, c and d are not respected here.
In conclusion, I'm sure there are many more but 3 strikes is enough to prove my point I think.