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Use of Songs by Artists Jan. 25th, 2013 @ 01:09 PM Reply

Is it legal to use a band's audio for a video as long as they are given credit for the music?

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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Jan. 25th, 2013 @ 01:22 PM Reply

At 1/25/13 01:09 PM, SprinkKnoT wrote: Is it legal to use a band's audio for a video as long as they are given credit for the music?

and as long as you don't make money from the video

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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Jan. 25th, 2013 @ 04:14 PM Reply

I gotta say, in most cases I see like that, no. No more than a band grabbing someone's random animation for their audio.

Some bands don't even own the rights to their music and couldn't give permission, even if they wanted to.


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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Jan. 25th, 2013 @ 04:20 PM Reply

At 1/25/13 01:22 PM, Max-Vador wrote: and as long as you don't make money from the video

Even then, you're getting into the gray area of fair-use. It's not like you'll get sued or anything for using it, though. At worst it would be requested that you/Newgrounds/etc. take down the video. Go for it if you want to make a video, but know that you could always be requested/forced to take it down if your video were to get enough traction to be noticed by the copyright holder(s) (unless your video falls under fair-use policy).

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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 11:10 AM Reply

I have an education in this area the answer is NO! you do not have the right to use thier work for your purposes with out thier express consent, or the consent of those who do own the rights. Not one spec of it! There are exceptions to this rule. First off you can use their work if you are creating a parody of that work. But using their song while you create a parity of another animation is not a parity of their work. 2. You can use it for educational purposes without their consent. This does not mean create an educational video using their work and sell it to somebody else. This right to use their work is usually held for instructors who wish to present samples and examples to the class.
I highly recommend taking some classes on copyright law, it may save you a $250,000 fine and five years imprisonment.
Some people like Disney take copyright infringement extremely serious, and so should you.

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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:42 AM Reply

It's generally frowned upon, but it's a good thing we have great audio created by Newgrounders that you can use in your flash right here!


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Response to Use of Songs by Artists Feb. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:41 AM Reply

At 1/25/13 01:09 PM, SprinkKnoT wrote: Is it legal to use a band's audio for a video as long as they are given credit for the music?

Only if the music is under some sort of creative commons or attribution license.

All audio submitted to Newgrounds is under a creative attribution license, which means you can use anything from Newgrounds so long as you credit the creator in your work, and so long as you are not using the content commercially (IE: revenue you make off newgrounds).

If you want to participate in NG's revenue share system, or make any money anywhere using their work, you have to make arrangements with the audio artist first.