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Old August 11th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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What info is needed for proof of 'music rights'?

Hi,

What type of 'proof' do you need? I own Smart Sound's Sonic Fire Pro 3.x and have several CD's of their's that are mine to use as I please.

What 'verification' do you need for my music?

Thanks,

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Old August 11th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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You might try exploring the files on each disc to see if there is a license agreement. Print it and attach a copy of your sales receipt. This was satisfactory for when I had to provide music licenses for DVD replication.

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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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I knew I forgot to ask something! I'm in a similar boat, James; the guy who wrote the music I'm using is from Finland, and somehow I doubt I can get written permission from him in the mail by the deadline. Hell, even if I asked for it the moment I knew I wanted to use his work, I can't imagine it having arrived by now.

If I may direct the question to Dylan, what precisely will each of us be required to provide in the way of proof? I may be up the creek on this one if I need actual hand-signed documents...
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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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Just be prepared to provide proof if a question arises. I am not aware that anyone had an issue come up in the last competition. Obviously, if you are using a recognizable Elvis Presley song, there could be a problem, but most home grown or canned music is recognizable as that, and there probably won't be any issue.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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The thing you have to realize is about copyright itself. Not just this forum or rejection by the judges. A cease and desist letter or anything by a lawyer is the real smack in the face. So, if YOU know it's cool and that your covered, then no worries.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #6
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What Chris said, just be prepared to provide proof is a problem arises.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #7
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Okay, gotcha. Thanks for the clarification, I'll be able to sleep tonight.
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