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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 14th, 2011 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 3/13/11 11:56 PM, MillsApparatus wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 05730
That song is a GarageBand preset loop that this user stole and claimed as his own.

how ironic

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 23rd, 2011 @ 09:57 PM Reply

So here is a link to a forum with the user is question being "Candysoup" and the Album being stolen called "Resolution Trigger"

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1144 313

All evidence is there and the origin site(?) for the album is here:

http://www.p-pr.info/c72/
Please ban\hammer this fool of a kid and wipe it all away. thanks!

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 26th, 2011 @ 06:26 PM Reply

Slowed down, copyright infringement fun.

  • Still more Slow Fighting
    Still more Slow Fighting by Skeepsis

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    2.32 / 5.00
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    Video Game
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    15 Views


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 28th, 2011 @ 04:33 PM Reply

  • Bite (Hand That Feeds RMX)
    Bite (Hand That Feeds RMX) by MicroVirus6

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    4.24 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Dance
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    214 Views

Pretty sure this is the original song just remixed. So...yeah. Love


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 10:57 PM Reply

According to a review this is just Mixcraft loops. I can't prove it, because I don't use Mixcraft, but I thought I'd post it here anyway so the mods can review it.

  • Midnight Bells
    Midnight Bells by flashpantss

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    4.20 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    952 Views

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 11:10 PM Reply

At 3/7/11 06:59 PM, WerewNC wrote: I've been looking for such a thread for a while now.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1 00395
This is the most offensive (copyright infringement-wise) piece I know of on Newgrounds 'cause it's so popular and didn't even reference Keith Mansfield's song "Morning Broadway" in the comments. He did say in response to a review, "The background of the song I sampled off a Keith Mansfield vinyl. I layered some drums on top of it, cleaned it up and made a little loop out of it all."

It seems odd this hasn't been dealt with yet. I searched this thread for mention of it, and his profile page says that his music was taken down a put back up again, so I hope I'm not opening up a can of worms here.

If you read all the comments on his New Post, you'll find ALL of the details. But really, there are much, much more offensive copyright infringements on the AP. Some artists have literally just taken popular songs and uploaded them to the portal. Others have simply taken a sample of a copyrighted song and looped it over a beat with no work of their own put into it. Most of NG's Hip Hop artists will do a lot of editing on a sample and make it sound a LOT different. I also do sample-based Hip Hop. My samples come from NG, however, to prevent controversy like this.

NG isn't condemning the use of samples, just the use of copyrighted audio, or "Duplo music." Duplo music is the term we use here to refer to music that is just the default loops that come with audio production software. Some say that because they paid for the software and the loops are royalty free they should be allowed to use them. But the NG community doesn't want to have to sort through piles of Duplo music just to find the truly talented musicians. This is why NG only allows original work.

You probably didn't expect or need this little essay, but sometimes I get a little keyboard-happy. Hope some of it answered your questions.

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 2nd, 2011 @ 03:19 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 11:10 PM, JackRocker wrote:
At 3/7/11 06:59 PM, WerewNC wrote: Stuff at the very top of page 26 of this thread.
If you read all the comments on his New Post, you'll find ALL of the details.

I actually read the comments on his newest post before I posted the song in this thread, and the details are blurry at best. Why was the song put back up?

But really, there are much, much more offensive copyright infringements on the AP.

I'm sure there are, but I haven't noticed them yet.

Some artists have literally just taken popular songs and uploaded them to the portal. Others have simply taken a sample of a copyrighted song and looped it over a beat with no work of their own put into it.

That's EXACTLY what he did, save the piece isn't popular. He shifted the pitch up slightly, played his drums over the original drums, shifted the equalizer around a bit, and initially claimed it as his own work (which in my opinion is the worst of offense of them all).

Most of NG's Hip Hop artists will do a lot of editing on a sample and make it sound a LOT different. I also do sample-based Hip Hop. My samples come from NG, however, to prevent controversy like this.

Listen to the original and try to point out the differences.

You probably didn't expect or need this little essay, but sometimes I get a little keyboard-happy. Hope some of it answered your questions.

I enjoyed it. Thanks!


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 5th, 2011 @ 09:58 PM Reply

  • Fly me to saturn
    Fly me to saturn by anza141

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    4.37 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Jazz
    Popularity
    164 Views

This guy has taken the jaz standard "Fly Me to the Moon" and called it his own, yet pathetically renamed it "Fly Me to Saturn" in an attempt to be creative...

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 14th, 2011 @ 12:23 PM Reply

  • The Situation is a bitch
    The Situation is a bitch by MickeyMao

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    1.19 / 5.00
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    Hip Hop - Olskool
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    33 Views

Use of copyrighted material by HORSE the band. Did this guy totally not read the rules or what?


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 22nd, 2011 @ 01:20 AM Reply

  • I Love Everything
    I Love Everything by iBruteforce

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    4.13 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    10 Views

Ripped directly from My LIttle Pony with no apparent attempt to remix or anything. Just straight from the show. Now I feel really not straight cause it sounds like I've seen it and that's how I know XD

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 28th, 2011 @ 05:54 PM Reply

  • Skrillex Remix!
    Skrillex Remix! by FEAR25X

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    Dubstep
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    11 Views

Uses pretty much the whole original song with some extra edits

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Apr. 30th, 2011 @ 09:31 AM Reply

  • Kyronide
    Kyronide by zarroden

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    1.85 / 5.00
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    Techno
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    171 Views

used loops from garage band


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 3rd, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

  • Virtual Barber Shop - Enjoy!
    Virtual Barber Shop - Enjoy! by JervyHouMusic

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Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagj JA

This guy just copied and pasted. I can't believe I praised the fuck out of this guy for something he uploaded a few months ago. He probably stole that, too...

Disgraceful...


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 7th, 2011 @ 05:23 PM Reply

hi i wanne report player saying he made this song while its basicily stealing from real DJ's in a remix
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 13941

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 7th, 2011 @ 05:35 PM Reply

srry for the double post bud forgot to check his acount out of songs
almsot every song of his is stolen from a Hardstyle DJ
also 1 of his song he calls voice of destiny
i got this link of a real concert to show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYQLxrxKb 7Q

and this is his song http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 13423

saying a brand new song on newgrounds :/
and again srry for double post

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 8th, 2011 @ 09:52 PM Reply

pyogerjumper.newgrounds.com <-- All the tracks I heard on this account are stolen - Even his soundcloud account is full of other artists music.


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:06 AM Reply

Original one http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/9 1476

Mix this user claim to created long ago http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:15 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:06 AM, ssmb212 wrote: Original one http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/9 1476

Mix this user claim to created long ago http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770

There's nothing wrong there, what are you talking about?


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:17 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:15 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 5/15/11 05:06 AM, ssmb212 wrote: Original one http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/9 1476

Mix this user claim to created long ago http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770
There's nothing wrong there, what are you talking about?

glorious morning 0:37+

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:30 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:17 AM, ssmb212 wrote: glorious morning 0:37+

I'm still not hearing anything wrong :S.


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:48 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:30 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
At 5/15/11 05:17 AM, ssmb212 wrote: glorious morning 0:37+
I'm still not hearing anything wrong :S.

That makes two of us :S


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 05:48 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:06 AM, ssmb212 wrote: Original one http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/9 1476

Mix this user claim to created long ago http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 18770

He didn't steal, it's just the same chord progression, and even if it was a Re mix as you seem to think, that would require that he used parts from the original. If anything this is more of a cover if he was trying to have it sound like it. Sorry dude, but steph is right

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 15th, 2011 @ 08:32 AM Reply

At 5/15/11 05:48 AM, Kirbyfemur wrote: He didn't steal, it's just the same chord progression, and even if it was a Re mix as you seem to think, that would require that he used parts from the original.

Exactly, and not only that, but the songs are in a different key and a different tempo. Even if he did use sounds from the original, there's no problem with that because all music in the Audio Portal is royalty-free and you don't face any copyright issues when using Audio Portal music in your music.

Obviously, there's still the fact that you need to put effort into the submission (if we don't allow mixing premade loops together without any of your own work put into the submission, then we certainly won't allow the same thing except with Audio Portal music instead) but if, for instance, you take an Audio Portal song, and add your own drums to it (note: your own drums, not premade drum loops), then that should be perfectly fine. And naturally it's always courteous to ask the artist first if you can use his music/parts of his music in your music.

In any case, I doubt Bafana even had any intention of making his melody sound like Glorious Morning, and my point is that even if he did, there's no problem with that.

Also, ssmb212, not to sound like I'm backseat modding but as far as I know the review you left on his submission is against the rules - I'd suggest making it a point to never mention if a submission breaks the rules in your review, because, like what has happened here, if you're wrong and the submission doesn't break the rules then not only are you undeservingly reducing the user's overall review score, but you're giving a bad impression of the submission to other people.

Anyhow I hope that's cleared up :).


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 21st, 2011 @ 08:39 AM Reply

i found this in the audio portal

  • Mad World (unfinished)
    Mad World (unfinished) by DrBubbles

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    Indie
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    9 Views

don't know if remixes count but this is just a rip off of th e

gary jules/tears for fears song - mad world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvV c4

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup May. 21st, 2011 @ 08:51 AM Reply

^^
Thats more of a cover, witch is allowed though it does sound like its midi-copied which is against the rules.


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 11:04 PM Reply

  • Break Out!
    Break Out! by n0n-n0e

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    3.10 / 5.00
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    Punk
    Popularity
    530 Views

Some All Time Low. It's painfully surprising how much of the punk section of the portal is either stolen, or simply ripped off of Punk-O-Matic.

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Jun. 11th, 2011 @ 06:01 AM Reply

Why are people so stupid? It's just the song from FF7 slowed down and trust me that it is because I have the god damned OST in my hands as I type this.


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Jun. 22nd, 2011 @ 11:09 AM Reply

:(

real shame when I found out this was fake, left a lovely review as well

River Flows In You by Yiruma
stolen by TommyUlysesGrant

  • River Flows Through You-Tommy
    River Flows Through You-Tommy by TommyUlysesGrant

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    4.06 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    1,017 Views

He acts like it's his in all artist responses - the latest 0 review is right and he responds like he's the good guy..? grrr..

also:

  • At the Time of Fate - CT
    At the Time of Fate - CT by ChronoDestiny

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    4.28 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    10,815 Views

and

  • = Repost At the Time of Fate!!
    = Repost At the Time of Fate!! by ChronoDestiny

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    4.01 / 5.00
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    Video Game
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    1,170 Views

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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Jun. 22nd, 2011 @ 11:28 AM Reply

This thread is whistle-point heaven. Every stolen submission posted in here has a review written by someone saying it's stolen, which is against the reviewing rules. Deity whistle here I come.

Also it's kind of stupid that only now do I realise that Gagsy's 'The Scientist' cover contains a recording of the actual song by Coldplay, and therefore warrants a ban:

  • The Scientist
    The Scientist by Gagsy

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    3.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Indie
    Popularity
    4,437 Views


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Response to Audio Portal Cleanup Jun. 24th, 2011 @ 01:57 AM Reply

This was in the weekly top 5 a while back, surprising that nobody caught it.

  • H-cake - Sky High
    H-cake - Sky High by hamstercake

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    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    New Wave
    Popularity
    7,497 Views

I can't find the /original/ source, but I can find a Youtube video containing it that was posted a year before hamstercake claims to have made the song. Here's the Youtube video (slightly NSFW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os313Hcvy 8o