At 4/28/09 05:49 AM, ViceOfFire wrote:
Sorry to bump a month old thread but I thought it would be much better than making my own.
See, in my very first submission (which is awaiting approval) I used a vocal breakdown from a song I'd rather not mention, but it is commercial.
The vocals were not sung, merely spoken, and the words that were spoken were NOT the intellectual property of the artists involved, they are actually popular sayings from a lot of different websites.
Seeing as I sampled this, I will probably get banned, but the fact that I included just the vocals alone and the artist does not own the rights to those words, I should not be.
Is this a valid argument? Btw the whole song by me is original, the only thing I put in was those words.
Lyrics, just as poems and novels, are subject to copyright. Just because "they're simply words", does not mean someone, somewhere, doesn't have legal right to call them their own.
For example, if I were to write my own song, and sing the lyrics of a popular song over top of my original progression, I could be sued for using copywritten material.
Not to mention... samples are pretty much forbidden, as well as loops. The idea of newgrounds is to submit completely original content, not take things from others and use it to your own ends.