At 5/21/12 02:04 PM, Nechura wrote:
At 5/21/12 01:36 PM, LiquidOoze wrote:
Yep. Actually we aren't allowed to use Vengeance samples at all, but because you can't tell when a kick sample came from a sample pack that was royalty-free or not (Vengeance is not royalty-free) you're allowed to use those 'one-shot' samples. However, vocals, loops and sometimes FX samples are easier to backtrace and therefore you shouldn't use them.Wait, we're only allowed to use royalty free stuff here? What about people who actually buy the samples they use?
It depends. There's a difference between "royalty-free" and "licensing." When you "buy" samples, you don't actually own them; you've purchased a license (in other words, you give the producer some money, and they give you the right to use their samples).
Royalty-free means that you can use the samples without further payment. Most sample packs you buy are like this.
Legally, if you are using non-royalty-free samples, then you have to pay a fee every time someone listens to or downloads any track that you've uploaded that uses one or more of those samples.