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    Freaking out - need clarification


    Hey, guys!
    I need to be 100% sure about this as I have a bit of a trouble with my slight ADD to understand the rules.
    I'm in the process of building a sound library, and this is obviously a great resource so thanks to the site and its contributors. smile

    So my plan is to download a bunch of files and add the author's name as a part of the filename to keep an easier track of what I'm using.

    Myspace:
    Let's say I want to put the songs I've written with the samples I've aquired from this site.
    I will then create a Song FAQ or whatever, and there I will list the samples and the authors of the samples to make it clear where I got them from.
    Is that enough?

    If I put them up on other sites where you can show off your tracks, would it then be enough to link to the FAQ on say the myspace so that people can read who the authors of the samples are?

    Releasing songs through a label:
    Let's say that I actually get a deal in the future, what would be the easiest way to give credits?
    Would it be sufficent if I for example wrote in the booklet: "Thanks to the people who made these sounds. To see the authors go to www.blabla/sampleauthorlists.com ?
    I would most likely also make money from this(worst case scenario, eh? tongue) - is this illegal ?

    I'm sure all of this has been answered 650 times before, but I really need clarification so I can put my head to a rest and start creating songs instead of fearing a lawsuit.
    If all the scenarios I've made and my own "answers" are wrong, could you please point out some alternative ways of doing so?
    Sorry yet again for asking something that probably has been answered a dozen of times before, but I really need to be sure about this.

    Happy easter !

    edit:
    These samples will also be altered, some of them might even be mixed together to create a different sound.

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    HarvesterofSamples
    Myspace:
    Let's say I want to put the songs I've written with the samples I've aquired from this site. I will then create a Song FAQ or whatever, and there I will list the samples and the authors of the samples to make it clear where I got them from.
    Is that enough?

    As I understand it, no, this is not enough. More information needs to be included with every copy of the work you distribute.

    HarvesterofSamples
    If I put them up on other sites where you can show off your tracks, would it then be enough to link to the FAQ on say the myspace so that people can read who the authors of the samples are?

    No, as I understand it the information needs to be included with every copy the work and on every web page from which you distribute the work. You may also include a link to a separate reference page if you wish

    HarvesterofSamples
    Releasing songs through a label:
    Let's say that I actually get a deal in the future, what would be the easiest way to give credits?
    Would it be sufficent if I for example wrote in the booklet: "Thanks to the people who made these sounds. To see the authors go to www.blabla/sampleauthorlists.com ?
    I would most likely also make money from this(worst case scenario, eh? tongue) - is this illegal ?

    I have no idea which ways of giving credits would be easiest for you personally. But your propositions here do not meet the license terms as I understand them. Making money from your work using sounds from freesound is perfectly legal. But I think the license terms specify that you must give proper and complete credit with every copy of the work and from every place you distribute it. Under the terms of the license as I understand them, attributing only via a single link to a central attribution reference page will be in breach of copyright.

    HarvesterofSamples
    These samples will also be altered, some of them might even be mixed together to create a different sound.

    That's perfectly fine. The license terms cover modified and unmodified sounds.

    Every sound on freesound is licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling +1.0 license. For the full list of permissions, prohibitions and requirements under the terms of this license, your most reliable source is the Creative Commons Sampling +1.0 license legal code.

    In that code under "Attribution and Notice", the license code states (I have summarised and paraphrased a bit):

    Creative Commons Sampling +1.0 Legal Code
    If You distribute, display, or perform the Work or any Derivative or Collective Works, You must
    - keep intact all copyright notices for the Work
    - give the Original Author credit reasonable to the medium
    - provide the Uniform Resource Identifier, if any, that Licensor specifies
    - in the case of a Derivative Work, provide a credit identifying the use of the Work in the Derivative Work (e.g., "Remix of the Work by Original Author," or "Inclusion of a portion of the Work by Original Author in collage"wink.

    At a minimum such credit will appear where any other comparable authorship credit appears and in a manner at least as prominent as such other comparable authorship credit.

    You must include a copy of this license or the Uniform Resource Identifier for this License with every copy of the Work or Derivative Work.
    Upon notice from any Licensor You must remove their name from the Derivative Work or Collective Work.


    I interpret this to mean that if you use works covered by the terms of this license, with every copy or derivative of the work you distribute, and on every web page from which you distribute the work, your minimum requirements are to

    1. give original authors named credit including links to their freesound page and any other hyperlinks the authors specify
    2. wherever you give yourself credit, also credit the original author
    3. include a copy of and/or hyperlink to this license
    4. include a copy of and/or hyperlink to all original relevant copyright notices
    5. check each author's page on freesound to confirm any additional copyright notices and individual preferences for attribution if any (for example, my freesound page is: http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=1086669 )

    All available restrictions and permissions for this license are contained within the license legal code I linked to above, so check there for further information. I hope that helped. Good luck.

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