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If you produce a track using samples from films or TV do you need to get permission from the copyright owners before you make it/ play it/ release it?
 

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depending on what and where and how much you sample of course but generally yes, you do, but in drum and bass noone minds.
 

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mmm this is interesting, obviously its one thing producing the track and playing it for your friends but if you get signed to a record label and your track goes into production and is on sale to the general public... i assume if you didnt get copyright permission you could get in serious shit if the copyright owner became aware an wanted to kick up a stink?
 

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Do a search for "James Brown" and "copyright".

In theory if you sample somebody's work (music, film, tv) you must have permission/pay.

Oh and copyright law is infinitely complicated. Don't think you've found some loophole because you haven't - especially in UK and US copyright law.

You'll get into serious shit if you make serious money sampling a track. So must dnb is under the radar. Exception - Zinc and the Fugees.
 

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thank you both =] its something that ive been thinking about for a while, i assume it can sometimes be very expensive to get the permission to use samples in your tracks so i thought most producers wouldnt bother
 

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thank you both =] its something that ive been thinking about for a while, i assume it can sometimes be very expensive to get the permission to use samples in your tracks so i thought most producers wouldnt bother
Not necessarily expensive, more of a serious time and effort consuming bother with no guarantee of success.
 

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I used a sample from an audio book lately and I'm in contact with the producers to clear it. As far as films go, apparently there's no chance.
well that blows =/ guess you've just gotta keep it on the d/l then...

cheers for the info anyways geez ive been curious for a while
 
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well that blows =/ guess you've just gotta keep it on the d/l then...

cheers for the info anyways geez ive been curious for a while

I still use them anyway bro... my logic is that if the sort of people that might actually care are listening to your track, you probably have a label who will clear it for you (y)
 
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this is a really interesting post ... and i think that if people use spoken words from films they just keep it on the D-low but there was a case a michael jackson dnb remix which was amazing .. and the label that signed the song just did it as unknown artist ...that could be one beautiful loop hole ?:rowley:
 

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this is a really interesting post ... and i think that if people use spoken words from films they just keep it on the D-low but there was a case a michael jackson dnb remix which was amazing .. and the label that signed the song just did it as unknown artist ...that could be one beautiful loop hole ?:rowley:
Now that is an interesting point.. like that killer chop suey remix called "drop suey" was released as unknown artist
 

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mmm this is interesting, obviously its one thing producing the track and playing it for your friends but if you get signed to a record label and your track goes into production and is on sale to the general public... i assume if you didnt get copyright permission you could get in serious shit if the copyright owner became aware an wanted to kick up a stink?
thats wat im finkin if ya gat signed to a label surely the label will help ya out?????
 
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