[LAU] [OT] creative commons non-commercial licensed music - ask for advice
rtg at aapsc.com
Fri Jan 25 01:27:48 EST 2008
On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> 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' :-) )?
From what I've heard, the big commercial studios are overly conservative
about rights, and willingly pay for even incidental use of a song, which
some would argue is clearly under 'fair use'. I have a friend who is
getting regular checks for a song that was playing on the jukebox in the
next room while the actor was making a phone call. It's all of 30
seconds, and you have to concentrate on ignoring the primary action and
dialog in order to recognize the song, but the studio is gladly writing
checks. Go for it!
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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