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Rules on Copyrighted Music and Ported Sounds?

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Hey guys, I was just wondering what the rules on copyrighted music and sounds ported from other media were with modding. I've seen plenty of mods containing ported sounds, and plenty containing copyrighted music - hell, I've made plenty of them too.

Thanks guys :)


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We allow copyrighted music and sounds in mods, because basically everyone does it, it'd be absolutely impossible to filter out even if we wanted to (which we don't), and it doesn't seem to cause the controversy and sort of stifling effect that ported models seem to in the JKA community :P


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Ah, double standards then? :P

 

Personally, I don't mind anyway. I think a better argument in favor of using copyrighted music/ sound would be that it's a lot more difficult to record/ write original music/ sounds to use with one's mods. So obviously, either using copyrighted third-party sounds/ music or using the vanilla ones are the only options.


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Either way, with music and audio the law is far more complicated.

 

In case of 3D works, software, the rules are very strict. With sound files, you can get a lot of workarounds in terms of their legality. Mostly coming from the times of recorders everywhere and no internet around, with laws from these times still being active.


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Fair as i know, Aslong as the sounds/music came from the game and requires the game to run the mod it should be okay! - Don't take my word tho i just seen a lot of dev teams use this excuse but im not a lawyer :P


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Either way, with music and audio the law is far more complicated.

 

In case of 3D works, software, the rules are very strict. With sound files, you can get a lot of workarounds in terms of their legality. Mostly coming from the times of recorders everywhere and no internet around, with laws from these times still being active.

 

These "workarounds" only apply (if even) for personal use, not for redistribution. Technically every single mod on JKHub that uses third party sounds or music is illegal.


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