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    The original or the remix?


    I just got a P.M. from someone wanting to use one of my samples that another freesounder has remixed.It's the remix he wants but he's unsure who to ask/who has the rights?
    As i'm not sure myself and can't find this question in the forums,can someone advise :?:

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    That is a very good question. I have wondered the same myself. I suspect it is the remixer because a change has been made, even if it is miniscule.

    Just speculation on my part I'm afraid. I trust someone will give a diffinitive answer.

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    I think you'd need permission from both the original creator and the remixer to use the remix on a commercial project.

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    Permission should not need to be asked at all, as long as the sample is used according to the appropriate CC rules.
    But when someone does want to ask permission, or is unsure of who to attribute, I agree with Timbre, both.

    However, this can become complicated. For example, on ccMixter is also listed what productions use what samples. But those samples can be created using other samples. And when somebody takes a song from there, puts it in a video under CC license, somebody using that video has a huge line to follow to be sure he has attributed every possible contributor.

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    ....That's 3 different answers lol :?
    I have understood that freesound 2.0 will have multiple licenses that uploaders can choose from.....maybe this will make it easier.
    IMO crediting uploaders by name would be fine if this created a link to how the user used the sound but i rarely find these links unless he/she leaves a comment or sends a pm.
    .......so thanks to all who make this effort,you help freesound to be an interactive community smile

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    juskiddink
    ....That's 3 different answers lol :?)

    My answer and NemoDaedalus's don't conflict.

    You don't need to ask permission from the original Freesound creator or Freesound remixer if you are using the remix in accordance with the CC1.0 licence.

    You would need permission from all contributors for commercial use, e.g. using the remix as the sound track for an advertisment.

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    You would need permission from all contributors for commercial use, e.g. using the remix as the sound track for an advertisment.

    This begs the question of what if(for example)the advertisment is for battery-farmed rabbit mince or the latest military death-ray.The remixer sais no problem (for 1% of the royalties tongue )but the creator of the original sais NO WAY?

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