[LAU] [OT] creative commons non-commercial licensed music - ask for advice

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Thu Jan 24 14:04:25 EST 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:06:07 +0100
Cesare Marilungo <cesare at poeticstudios.com> wrote:

> I received an email from a film producer (based in Los Angeles, probably 
> an indie studio) in which he wrote that the director of a movie they're 
> just finishing (they're at post-production stage) is interested in using 
> two tracks of mine, 'Balloon' (http://www.cesaremarilungo.com/media) and 
> 'As we grow older' (http://www.cesaremarilungo.com/media/the-moon-ep).
> I released these tracks under a non-commercial Creative Commons license:
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed-music.
> In the past some of my music has been used for some short films, but 
> these were clearly non commercial projects or film schools thesis.
> Has anybody some experience on this topic? What should I do? Should I 
> re-license these tracks? Can I just make them a written permission? Or 
> should I ask for some kind of royalty (or would it be ridiculous, also 
> considering that AFAIK Gyorgy Ligeti has never been paid for its music 
> on '2001 A space odyssey' :-) )?
> Thanks in advance,
> - c.

See a lawyer. No 'ifs' no 'buts'.
Will J Godfrey

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