[LAD] CC-by-sa licensed samples/instrument plugins

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Fri Aug 31 18:08:17 UTC 2012

On 08/31/2012 05:44 PM, Nils wrote:
> But for Creative Commons ShareAlike? Is music a derived work from samples under cc-by-sa?

 From http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode:
"'Adaptation' means a work based upon the Work, or upon the Work and 
other pre-existing works (...) or any other form in which the Work may 
be recast, transformed, or adapted including in any form recognizably 
derived from the original (...)"

In this context, I lean towards considering music that uses samples to 
be an adaption of those sample.

However, the license is clearly written with remixes and combinations in 
mind, where you either stay in the same category as the licensed work 
(e.g remix music to music) or combine categories (add music to video). 
It is no written for works that are meant to be "raw" material, like 
fonts or sample-packs. In this sense, your question has no clear answer, 
which is worse than a Yes.

Thorsten Wilms

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