At 12/10/10 11:43 AM, TomFulp wrote:
There are a lot of cheap CDs for that sort of thing, in fact this would be a good project for the Wiki. Ultimately we should also gather up as many free resources as we can.
Maybe we should consider a contest where musicians on NG create original performances of popular public domain compositions... :P
YES again! There are some just plain awesome classical compositions out there that are part of the public domain that I would love to see in the audio portal. There are very talented musicians here and I would love to hear their takes on some classic pieces.
At 12/10/10 11:47 AM, AngelofPeace wrote:
Fuck this shit. Maybe you all aren't aware of the "fair use" clause in the copyright law which basically says you can't use someone else's work for lucrative purposes, but you my use it for instructional and other non-profit ends.
If I wanna make a music video about Eminem's lose yourself, and I'm not making any money off the video then go ahead and sue me. You'll lose.
People like you probably aren't the problem. The problem is that as the web and Newgrounds has evolved artists have more tools to make money off their work with ads that are put in their movie. So if somebody makes an awesome game or movie with someone else's copyrighted images or music, that's when copyright law comes into play. Imagine if Toss the Turtle used space images that were copyrighted instead of his own drawings? THAT would be a lawsuit worth fighting.
Lawyers truly are demons.
My mommy and daddy are lawyers and you hurt my feelings.... :(
Funny enough though, I want to get into intellectual property law more-so because Newgrounds and the whole internet creativity culture and whatnot inspired me to find ways to help artists protect their work from such a thing Tom is talking about. There are always two sides.