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[Semi important] Can I sample this?

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MkalluxMusic
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In this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT40_00AGQU

One of the members of The Doors says

"Pump the living shit outta it."

As far as I know this has never been used in any copyrighted song.

So... I used this in a song I made.

Would this be allowed in a song on newgrounds?

Or would I have to only upload the instrumental.


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Response to [Semi important] Can I sample this? 2017-06-17 03:58:52 Reply

I would say no one on Earth is going to care


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Response to [Semi important] Can I sample this? 2017-06-17 10:06:49 Reply

Well, think about the actual song: it's The Doors. Is it going to be copyrighted? Yes or no?

The response to that should determine whether you are able to sample this.

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At 6/17/17 10:06 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Well, think about the actual song: it's The Doors. Is it going to be copyrighted? Yes or no?

The response to that should determine whether you are able to sample this.

As I recall, the statute of limitations on copyright infringement is 30 years long...so if the sample is older than 30 years, you should be ok...I think, lol.

The point of this legislative position is that art is almost always derived from some other piece of art. Once a piece of art has been available for 30 years, it's considered part of the public domain to encourage the creation of derivative works.

I'm not a lawyer though, don't stake anything important on my words - look it up for yourself. Also varies by country...and legislative body...and a re-mastered or re-released piece renews the statute.


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Response to [Semi important] Can I sample this? 2017-06-19 17:41:16 Reply

Yes, just check the "Contains third-party samples" box.

You might want to read this too: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/permission-sampled-music-sample-clearance-30165.html

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Response to [Semi important] Can I sample this? 2017-06-20 14:13:34 Reply

Ray and Robbie <3