Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?

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Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 10:08 am

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:15:20AM +0000, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

It looks that you haven't been sued yet ;-) Yes, it is completely stupid,
but I was once "kindly" contacted by a company for using their samples
contained in the ROM of a synth in a soundfont and I really have not the
time and effort to find if that is a legally valid claim or not.

They claim that you don't hold the copyright on the samples, you hold the
copyright on the composition, which is a derivative work from the
samples. The manufacturer gives you a nonexclusive permission to use
their samples in the resulting work, usually royalty free... The exact
terms vary between manufacturers, but usually they forbid to use the
samples in isolation. See this example (real, from an EULA):

"Use of the sound samples in isolation such as, but not limited to, video
game soundtracks, gaming machines, toys (where they appear in isolation
or as sound effects) is not permitted without first obtaining a separate
written License (which may not be available) from Licensor."
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[LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, lanas, (Thu Feb 19, 2:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Feb 24, 9:22 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, pete shorthose, (Thu Feb 19, 3:21 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Roberto Gordo Saez, (Thu Feb 19, 9:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Christopher Stamper, (Thu Feb 19, 3:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, lanas, (Fri Feb 20, 11:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Dan Muresan, (Sat Feb 21, 7:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Roberto Gordo Saez, (Sat Feb 21, 11:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Feb 24, 9:15 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Roberto Gordo Saez, (Tue Feb 24, 10:08 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, lanas, (Sat Feb 21, 10:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Roberto Gordo Saez, (Sun Feb 22, 5:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Dan Muresan, (Sat Feb 21, 11:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Roberto Gordo Saez, (Sat Feb 21, 11:41 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Dan Muresan, (Wed Feb 25, 5:14 am)
[LAU] sfubar/pysf (was Re: Hammersound: no soundfonts ?), Roberto Gordo Saez, (Wed Feb 25, 9:51 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Stéphane Magnenat, (Sat Feb 21, 8:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, alex stone, (Fri Feb 20, 11:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, lanas, (Sat Feb 21, 12:09 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, alex stone, (Sat Feb 21, 1:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Hammersound: no soundfonts ?, Andras Simon, (Sat Feb 21, 7:37 am)