hi! quick question about what constitutes as permission. Can I use a beat i paid for or got from the producer personally?
Imagine copyright being something you can hold in your hands, like a stack of wood; did you pay/got a block of wood, or did you just get to look at it?
colorful grey wrote:
Alright I have another copyright question... I used a melody from the 1950s I think. I then re-harmonized it, which is my original work and certainly makes it sound quite a bit different. The melody has been published widely in German folk song books, so much so that it's considered a folk song.
... what do you think, OK to submit here?
This would fall under fair use law, which is per case and requires an actual judge. The best I can give you is the likelihood it's fair use (it's pretty likely). In that regard it's like a quantum state, it's both legal and not, until you check it.
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