I suppose this should be obvious by reading the Legal stuff, but I want to make 100% sure what I want to do is alright and leave no chance whatsoever that I do it wrong and thus, get into some sort of trouble.
Myself and my friends are creating our own video game, and we need sound effects. A wolf howling hear, a metal clank there, etc. So if we were to download sound effects from this site, are we able to use them for free in a video game that we intend to use commercially and sell, so long as we give credit where credit is due (Site as well as sound creator)?
Also, will we have to contact each individual sound effects creator in order to get their permission to use said sound effect, or is giving credit to them and this website enough?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as well as not responding with a link to the Legal section, as I have already read it, and am now just asking for simple clarification. Thank you.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as well as not responding with a link to the Legal section, as I have already read it, and am now just asking for simple clarification.
However, it is my personal, not-a-lawyer understanding that your usage, as I understand it from your description, is OK, i.e., covered by the pre-assigned license that contributors agree to apply to their works, so contacting each one in advance is not necessary. Giving credit is required, but you already said you were going to do that anyway.
The way you want to credit is okey by me, credit to user and freesound.org. And, if you make terrific money with the game you can voluntary offer some money to freesound. That to give your heart a good feeling. :wink:
come on guys and girls, let the people play..... :lol:
So it is not enough to just credit freesound.org for the sounds you use, and not to credit each individual user, as for example the iphone game "tank hero" does?
The license requires you to credit the creator. (Crediting freesound.org is nice, of course, but that is not required by the license, and it would not be a valid alternative to giving credit to each sound's creator.)