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#1 Dominik Muench

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:32 PM

Hi,

i have a quick copyright question, as long as its for my showreel can i use any music of popular artist without their permission or not ?

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:37 AM

Hi,

No; why should you?

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#3 Dominik Muench

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 12:13 AM

cause thats what a lawyer told me. hwo do you guys do it with yoru reels ? do you get the rights for the song/songs ?

its not for a commercial use i guess.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 02:57 AM

Hi,

> its not for a commercial use i guess.

Are you using it to get work?

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#5 Dominik Muench

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 05:10 AM

of course, but what i mean is, i dont sell the dvd with the reel on it or anything, so i dont make a direct profit with the song.
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#6 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:03 AM

Everyone does that on showreels. I've got music on mine from a major American rock act and so does Darius Khondji, I'm sure. It's kind of a grey area in copyrighting.

Strictly speaking no - you're not allowed to. Fair use? Maybe, but probably wouldn't hold in a court. But since you didn't make any money out of it, then at the worst that could happen is that they'd send you a cease-and-desist letter, nothing much else. And then all you do is change tune to another band and you can go on 10 more years... :P
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#7 Dominik Muench

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:34 PM

haha ok thats what i thought, thanks.
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