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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

Hello, I wonder can I use a 1984 song in a game? I have to pay a license or the song is 'old' enough to be used without it?


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Well if you're not going to be charging any money for said game, I think you can use it.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

If I do a cover can I use it if I sell it?


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Most likely not, you should check the copyright laws for Italy.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Even if the song isn't Italian?


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

Especially.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:35 PM

I think after 50 years songs are in the public domain.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:14 AM

Isn't it easier to just commission a brand spanking new OST? Let me examplify using myself: I was asked if I could make music for a game called "Texture". We're still negotiating the contract, BUT! I've already made most of the music, and the developer got it EXACTLY like he wanted, by providing 'input'...

 

The bottom line is, ask for OST, get OST. You can have your hand in the cookie jar as well as saving some dough


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

I think after 50 years songs are in the public domain.

 

I read it was 75 years after the original artist's death

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

That may be the case then, I was only guessing at the figure, just knowing that it was greater than 30 years





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