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    Sounds in commercial iPhone game-game's advertisements&c


    Hey everyone,

    Firstly, I’d like to say it’s a great site, with some really nice sounds here. So thanks.

    We’re a small company and we’re starting to develop iPhone games and we would like to use some of the sounds from freesound.org within our games.
    As I understand, the CC sampling 1.0 license allows us to use these sounds commercially, with offcouser the appropriate attribution to the sounds creators.

    My question is in regards to the game's advertisement and commercials :
    Are we allowed to use the sounds downloaded from freesound.org for our game’s advertisements & commercials ? or do we need to contact every sound creator and ask for permission?

    Thank you

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    I'm no lawyer, to be me that seems like a fair use because the sounds are simply part of the game in the ad, rather than a sound used to make an ad about something else. It seems a bit silly that you could use sounds in a game, but not in an ad for the game. That said, if you do in fact need permission and you have used a sound I contributed, you have my permission.

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    How can we get an official clarification on this?
    Is it simpler to contact each sound creator?

    B.t.w, are we required to add a copy of the CC sampling plus 1.0 license to our game software?

    Thanks!

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    Digital Chaos
    How can we get an official clarification on this? [...] B.t.w, are we required to add a copy of the CC sampling plus 1.0 license to our game software?

    The answer to both of your questions is found in the license legal code. The surest way to get reliable clarification on your questions is to read the legal code of the license, which is pretty short and straightforward to read. I refer you to that page for any further queries.

    Regarding your first question, according to the license terms:

    Creative Commons Sampling + 1.0 Legal Code
    All advertising and promotional uses are excluded from the above rights, except for advertisement and promotion of the Derivative Work(s) that You are creating from the Work and Yourself as the author thereof.

    Regarding your second question, according to the license terms:

    Creative Commons Sampling + 1.0 Legal Code
    You may distribute, publicly display, publicly perform or publicly digitally perform the Work only under the terms of this License, and You must include a copy of, or the Uniform Resource Identifier for, this License with every copy or phonorecord of the Work or Derivative Work You distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly digitally perform.

    I hope that helped.

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    Hi Spleencast,
    Sorry for the late reply.
    Thank you for your answers. very helpful.

    Thank you very much.

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