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Response to Do Not ... 2011-09-26 14:53:41 Reply

At 9/26/11 10:27 AM, brokendeck wrote: Go ahead and make MIDI based songs AS LONG AS YOU ALTER THEM CONSIDERABLY AS TO BE UNRECOGNIZABLE.

What you're doing is somewhere in between a MIDI rip and your own "creation". Deconstruct those MIDI's several stages more and you're okay in my books.

Otherwise, you'd just be another MIDI ripper...

And oh, as another precaution, in case it hasn't already been emphasized for you, don't ever use any copyrighted material in your songs...

Thank you for clearing all that up for me; it all makes sense now. I have been asking all these kind of remix, cover, MIDI rip, and copyright questions lately because I wanted to clearly know where the boundaries are so that I don't go too far and get banned or worse.

One last question and I'm done: if someone uploads a sample that is copyrighted to a royalty-free site, and an artist uses it, unable to tell if it is a rip or recreation, who is in violation of copyright and, heavens forbid, who would get a notice infringement, the sampler, the artist, or both?


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Response to Do Not ... 2011-09-26 17:09:26 Reply

At 9/26/11 02:53 PM, Tydusis wrote:
One last question and I'm done: if someone uploads a sample that is copyrighted to a royalty-free site, and an artist uses it, unable to tell if it is a rip or recreation, who is in violation of copyright and, heavens forbid, who would get a notice infringement, the sampler, the artist, or both?

Just play it safe and don't use those questionable samples.

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Response to Do Not ... 2011-09-26 17:44:21 Reply

One more question: are classical pieces off-limits for re-imagining (use part of a piece by Bach and make a dance song out it, for example)?


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Response to Do Not ... 2011-09-26 17:59:02 Reply

At 9/26/11 05:44 PM, Tydusis wrote: One more question: are classical pieces off-limits for re-imagining (use part of a piece by Bach and make a dance song out it, for example)?

Firstly about your MIDI question just stick to what brokendeck told you. The main point here is trying to make sure the remixes don't sound anything like the MIDI, so if you have to change the structure around, add your own notes here and there, leave out a few parts, etc... then please do so.

MIDI rips are strictly against the rules and if you don't make the remix as different from the original/MIDI file as possible, especially when it's your first submission, then not only are you being pretty unoriginal but you may even find your track deleted and/or your account permanently banned.

To answer your new question, yes, it's perfectly alright. Just don't forget never to use any copyrighted sounds from the classical pieces in your remix!


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Response to Do Not ... 2011-09-26 18:03:23 Reply

At 9/26/11 05:44 PM, Tydusis wrote: One more question: are classical pieces off-limits for re-imagining (use part of a piece by Bach and make a dance song out it, for example)?

You can COVER a song by Bach, you just can't use part of a copyrighted recording of a song by Bach. So since Bach is public domain, you can cover him anytime you'd like, you just can't use anybody else's recording or recording of a performance of Bach in your own piece.