hi there, i just stumbled across this website and already a huge fan of it, although still not quite clear on its legal bit.
i am currently planning a short movie for a competition and i would love to include some sounds i found on this website in my soundtrack.
It is a totally non- commercial competition, however the initiator bring out a 'best of' dvd each year that they are selling to fund the competition and do screenings whenever they can. I am asked to sign following legal bit on submission and I wonder if it is in any way in conflict with the rules of this site. Any help would be really appreciated!
“as the director and producer submitting the above straight 8 film, i own
all the rights to the film and can show it anywhere i want to after its first
straight 8 public showing if it is selected
i also grant straight 8 productions non-exclusive rights to show the
above straight 8 film, if they choose to do so, anywhere on any format at
any time in the future under the banner of straight 8 including but not
limited to the following: straight 8 events, straight 8 screenings at other
events, straight 8 website or podcasts, straight 8 showtapes, straight 8
branded dvds, straight 8 tv programmes or features within other tv
programmes, straight 8 'channels' within other websites, podcasts
i warrant that i am entitled to assign these rights for all contributors to
my film. i and all actors and crew appearing in or involved in the making
of my film have completely released all rights to me for use with the film
wherever and whenever it is shown and as detailed here
all composers and performers (and publishers if relevant) of any part of
the film’s soundtrack - as detailed on the accompanying music cue sheet
- have completely released all rights to me for use with the film wherever
and whenever it is shown and as detailed here”
IANAL, but I would say it's not in conflict - as long as they do not in any case cut away the credits in which you listet the sample authors.