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Old July 21st, 2003, 07:27 PM   #1
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A more than likely stupid copyright question

Okay, I keep hearing that if I take 3 seconds or less of copyrighted music, and use it in a project (we'll assume for argument's sake it's for commercial purposes), that this is okay. Furthermore, looping this 3 second clip of music for however long you want is also allegedly okay. Now, being that I've heard this from no one I would consider infallible, I want to if it's true.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 07:54 PM   #2
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well for most art I know if you change it upto 30% of the original then it is yours. So that means you need to change the orginal not just cut out a piece of a copy. I know lots of people that do use bits and pieces of songs but without changing it some how I still think they own the copyright.

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Old July 21st, 2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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Okay, I keep hearing that if I take 3 seconds or less of copyrighted music, and use it in a project (we'll assume for argument's sake it's for commercial purposes), that this is okay.
Nope. There's no magic amount of copying that's permitted.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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These people must find the worst lawyers in the world to talk to, 'cause everything I hear from them seems to be wrong. Thanks Paul.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 02:19 AM   #5
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 09:03 AM   #6
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True or False, the three second rule is wide spread. I heard it on an TV interview. I can not remember what show, but it had to be either CNN, TechTV, or the MTV/VH1 channels. Those are most of what I watch. Most likely TechTV.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 11:49 AM   #7
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What I heard about the three second 'rule' was applied to radio stations who wanted to use a portion of a song for a sting or promo sound bite.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 12:17 PM   #8
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There is no "three second rule" in copyright law. It is possible that BMI/ASCAP (which controls public performance) may have such a policy -- I don't know.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 01:08 PM   #9
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Food for thought. I welcome more comments.
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