What are the ethics of releasing a song made from Creative Commons samples?
@glasscrow Feb 24
That's pretty much it...
Should I recreate the sounds myself (with synths) before releasing? Or is it justified as-is as long as I follow the CC license rules for those sounds?
@dzdandcunfsd Feb 24
It's just that, those sounds are there for your own use as long as you give credit where its due. I would think anything un-ethical would be recreating those sounds and calling them your own 😁 but that's just me.
@quork Feb 24
Is it any different from using presets on a piece of hardware or software? If that’s unethical I’m in big trouble.
@elesimo Feb 24
Just make sure you follow the licenses. Some require attribution, some cannot be modified, some cannot be used comercially.
@ustaknow Feb 24
Hey @glasscrow - great question, dbl checking. 😀
Generally, speaking since you are so ethical 😀 as with Public Domain re-writes, or use of some phrase, hook of 2-3 lines (the only thing that exists 150yrs later, e.g., a field-hand "work chant"), it's great to "reference" it in a liner note, etc.
Like, e.g., the song "Cocaine", or the one I seem to keep fighting with, "Satan..., gonna burn your kingdom down". (How I got "started" on that one?, - Robert Plant never referenced it, that I could find when looked then, - and knew the (c) to him was for the performance, version, etc. 😀 ) (I also get why legally he may do that, - just say'n, just say'n 😉 )
In academia some say, "Plagiarism" (none-referenced stuff), may not be illegal, but, eh, it's icky 😀
- In corporate amerhika it's called "boiler plate", hahhh! 😉
I just love music!