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tcol4417

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Commercial Use and Licenses
« on: October 12, 2011, 18:34:44 »

Okay, a quick search of the forum has turned up a couple of people asking for contact details and one guy getting burned for just sticking a bunch of music into his game (serves him right), but now that there's the ability to browse by license, I'm compelled to confirm a few things before (possibly) making a similar mistake.

Given the Mod Archive's ability to browse by license type, right now I'm considering putting some of the Public Domain and Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC, BY 3.0) music into a game I'm currently writing with plans to sell on the app store.

After spending a frustrating amount of time trying to get a straight answer, hopefully I'll get one here:

Are works licensed under Public Domain and Att 3.0 okay to use (assuming I fulfill the req.s of Att 3.0 of course) without having to go to directly for the artist?  Because I've taken a look at a couple of profiles and some people haven't been in aaages.

I just want to clear this up before digging myself into a legal hole by pissing off any rightful owners.
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Re: Commercial Use and Licenses
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 19:07:11 »

For these licenses, you do not have to ask the artist beforehand (do so is a nice though, though, artists love seing their work being used somewhere!). As long as you credit them in your work, it should be ok.
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