At 5/4/13 11:53 AM, LiquidOoze wrote:
The case I'm about to explain crossed my mind the other day. As an example I'm gonna use the song Disque by Firebeatz, link below.
Firebeatz - Disque
This song has a vocal at the drop (1:00) and I happen to have the sample pack that contains this vocal sample (Screamer Hardstyle Pack FYI). This pack contains a lot of samples, synths and vocals of which the most are free of copyright. Let's say that this particular vocal does NOT have copyright. Can I still use it in a Newgrounds song without it getting banned, even though Firebeatz used the vocal in a song which DOES have copyright?
This goes for a lot of samples but this is the best example I could think of.
Having learnt intellectual property law, let's think of it this way:
If the vocal drop ITSELF is not copyrighted but is free for use, use it. The only time, I imagine, if you were to breach the song's copyright, is if you use it in a manner which is wholesale similar to how it was used in the original song. So find new ways to use it.
And besides, to be honest, I imagine people using that vocal sample for kung fu-themed songs anyway.