Re: [Consortium] request for licensing advice from ron parker

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To: Chris Cannam <cannam@...>
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Date: Friday, January 14, 2005 - 5:07 pm

Hi Chris,

> > > The CC sampling licences may also be appropriate -- see

This is why lawyers make so much money - first, you write a licence...

I'd argue that the use of drum samples 'as is' in a program like
Hydrogen doesn't constitute transformation of the samples themselves.
It becomes complicated when you add real-time effects, since the
effects aren't printed to the samples, yet the modified form will
appear on the recording. I guess it's the distribution of modified
drum samples, not the modification itself, that's the issue.

My personal principle is that licences on creative tools - which would
include authorised drum kit samples included with software -
shouldn't be applied to the creative works made with those tools.
That really would be a 'viral' effect, and a restriction on user
freedom.

Cheers

Daniel

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