selling mix cds

Discussion in 'Production' started by so special, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. so special

    so special Member

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    hi

    just a bit of legal advice..

    can you sell remixed copyrighted tracks on a mix cd where someone pays for the album art and gets the 'mix cd free' when buying..?

    surely this could not infringe copyright laws as the buyer only pays for album art?
     
  2. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Sounds dodgy to me... I think someone would've done this already if it was legal.
     
  3. bigdave1992

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    i dont know anything about it, but surely you would need permission from the artist who oringally made the track???
     
  4. safety

    safety double safety

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    even andy c has to clear every track on his nightife mixes
     
  5. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Yup if you are planning to sell mixes without the label's/artist's copyright permission then expect to get a major fine. When I was working back in the record shop, some customer come in one day and was telling me about how he done a house set with a load of Ministry Of Sound releases on, and he sold copies of the mix. They found out about it and he ended up paying about £10,000 to Ministry.
     
  6. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    give 'em away for free you pikey!
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    but wat about one nation packs an so on they dont need permision from the artist do they??
    if the dont just put abit of crowd noise on ur mix an say it was live!lol
     
  8. motion audio

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    If your releasing and making a profit from anything with someones copyrighted material on it, be it a CD, DVD or anything else, you need permisson no matter who you are. Its only fair really as without doing it your taking 100% of the profit for whats only 50% your work.
     
  9. sook

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    must be some good album art...

    you should contact the artists
    and explain this "logic" of yours
    to them...

    im sure if you were to explain
    it that way they would understand...

    i mean it doesnt come across at
    all like your just trying to rip someone
    off for their hard work and then justify
    it to your self in whatever retarded
    way you possibly can does it....?
     
  10. Fratanize

    Fratanize Keepin the jungle alive

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    produce yur own tracks and sell them. That will be true satisfaction.
    you cant sell what aint yours. thats called piracy
     
  11. kama

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    Or a Major Record Label.