Re: movie soundbites in music
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 10, 1999 at 05:25:28:
In Reply to: movie soundbites in music posted by jaesen on September 09, 1999 at 16:31:48:
: I have a song I made which includes a few pieces of
: talking from a movie. None of these samples are
: particularly long. Regardless, I have hit a hurdle
: when I attempted to post it on the web. The webpage
: server will not post the song untill I have gotten
: permission from the owner of the film. How do I go
: about doing this? Is it legal to use short pieces
: from movies in a song?
: Thanks in advance.
Your webserver is smart. The webserver is doing a good job of protecting himself as well as you. Getting sued for copyright infringement can cost actual damages or statutory damages and the courts are ready to award attorney's fee to the copyright holder out of your pocket.
M. Arthur Auslander
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