The way musical works can be used is VERY restrictive, and certainly doesn't include what you're doing. This reading of copryight law is fairly consistent across national boundaries, btw.
2) If there's even one bar of a C64 tune in there, it's technically not an original work any more. And no, I haven't listened to the tune. But if this isn't based on C64 music, why this thread? You can't go around defining "original works" to benefit yourself, you know.
And yes, I did read your other posts. I just didn't agree with their factual content. Or tone. Plus I didn't like the font.
Incidentally, did you imply that the only reason I might disagree with your opinions is because I haven't read them? Isn't that a bit presumptuous?
3) "We consider"? You can consider anything you like, but it doesn't alter reality. There are C64 melodies in there. They're not original works, it's a derivative work. It simply doesn't matter what your definitions are.
4) Sheet music is all-important in law: the physical sheet traditionally music defines the musical content of a piece. This is what defines "Mechanical copyright". You may think you know what you're talking about, but if you don't know the difference between mechanical (music) and phonographic (recording) rights, then you simply don't have a clue. None.
5) If they were original works, this would be true. But they're not. They're original recordings which are derivative works based on copyright material.
headphonica wrote:hey chris,
we're honoured to meet you.
nevertheless you're wrong on many points.
1. "fair use" does apply on music / compository works. please proove me wrong, thank you. (links accepted
2. there's not even 1 (!) remix on this compilation, just original works. so "Mechanical Copyright" has no effect under this circumstances.
3. we consider the pieces on this compilation original works (explained in my last posting above already) by the musicians which allows them to set the license.
4. irrelevant here, isn't it?
5. as said in 3.) the musicians who created the music we published have the right to choose from any license option they like.
ok. thinking about your statement, i cannot assume you really read my posting or listened to the music.
hmm, that makes things difficult...