Whats the deal with NASA Images of the earth? (in the Audio sense)

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pdtnc
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Posted Thu May 15, 2008 12:22PM
there is a great deal of copyright free, out of copyright, public domain audio online...

So, what is istocks stance on this?

If I was to use an audio sample of that 'NASA moon picture' as a small part of a larger composition would it be shown the Red Card?

thanks
thepugnatious
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Posted Thu May 15, 2008 5:10PM

At iStock we want to foster creativity, so using a public domain recording as your own would not be using your own creativity. With that said we will allow works to be re-performed if they are in the public domain, as there are many public donain pieces that would have significant value as stock.


We are going to put the responsibility for proving that a song is in the public domain to the individual contributor. This can be tricky as many songs you might think are public domain are not. For example Happy Birthday is a protected song.
pdtnc
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 12:05AM
So to clarify, 'creativity' cannot include a tiny snippet sample of freely available public domain audio. (lets say layered into a 4 minute track).

There's no point in me submitting something thats not going to pass the test.

thanks
thepugnatious
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 1:44AM
Posted By pdtnc:
So to clarify, 'creativity' cannot include a tiny snippet sample of freely available public domain audio. (lets say layered into a 4 minute track).

There's no point in me submitting something thats not going to pass the test.

thanks

Correct
pdtnc
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Posted Fri May 16, 2008 5:40AM
thanks
apixel
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 8:50AM
To continue with this question. Can one re-create an entire song that is in the public domain? (I'm not talking about taking anything from an audio file, simply the composition..the notes) For example, if I play Beethoven's 5th symphony on the keyboard and my arrangement and instrument choices are original, is this an acceptable submission?
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 9:01AM

^ Yup. 


But if you want to record Happy Birthday you'll have the change the words... and... err.. the tune. 
apixel
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 9:27AM
Thanks! I'll avoid Happy Birthday as I don't like getting older anyway
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 9:51AM
In fact, as is clear from the Wikipedia article, you can record "Happy Birthday" until you're blue in the face and Warner can't touch you, provided that it's instrumental only.

The tune comes from an earlier song, "Good Morning To All" (1893), which is in the public domain.
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 12:34PM
Posted By RapidEye:
In fact, as is clear from the Wikipedia article, you can record "Happy Birthday" until you're blue in the face and Warner can't touch you, provided that it's instrumental only.

The tune comes from an earlier song, "Good Morning To All" (1893), which is in the public domain.

I am not sure about this, I would hope that the almighty Wikipedia would not be the final word of truth for everyone.
RapidEye
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Posted Sat May 17, 2008 12:42PM

Posted By thepugnatious:
Posted By RapidEye:
In fact, as is clear from the Wikipedia article, you can record "Happy Birthday" until you're blue in the face and Warner can't touch you, provided that it's instrumental only.

The tune comes from an earlier song, "Good Morning To All" (1893), which is in the public domain.

I am not sure about this, I would hope that the almighty Wikipedia would not be the final word of truth for everyone.


Indeed not I was just referring to it to bolster what I thought I knew already.
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 12:17PM
Posted By RapidEye:
In fact, as is clear from the Wikipedia article, you can record "Happy Birthday" until you're blue in the face and Warner can't touch you, provided that it's instrumental only.

The tune comes from an earlier song, "Good Morning To All" (1893), which is in the public domain.

So if you recorded it instrumental, would you call it Good Morning to All, or would you list the title as Happy Birthday?  Choose the wrong title and you might be violating copyright. Also choose the wrong title and you won't get any sales.

Dave in St. Pete, FL (dsharpie)
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 12:20PM
Posted By thepugnatious:

We are going to put the responsibility for proving that a song is in the public domain to the individual contributor. This can be tricky as many songs you might think are public domain are not. For example Happy Birthday is a protected song.


How do you prefer that we submit proof of a song being public domain?  Upload info in the description field? Attach some type of proof to the Model Release file? Email you?  For example, "Away in a Manger" is listed on pdinfo.com as being public domain. Is a link to that info sufficient?

Dave in St. Pete, FL (dsharpie)
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 12:31PM

Posted By dsharpie:
Posted By RapidEye:
In fact, as is clear from the Wikipedia article, you can record "Happy Birthday" until you're blue in the face and Warner can't touch you, provided that it's instrumental only.

The tune comes from an earlier song, "Good Morning To All" (1893), which is in the public domain.

So if you recorded it instrumental, would you call it Good Morning to All, or would you list the title as Happy Birthday?  Choose the wrong title and you might be violating copyright. Also choose the wrong title and you won't get any sales. :-)

Dave in St. Pete, FL (dsharpie)


Good point. The problem had crossed my mind. I'd imagine you'd be ok listing it as GMTA and mentioning in the description that the tune was taken by the infinitely more famous HB.

Interestingly, it seems that HB itself was a violation of copyright on GMTA. Curious that it can be protected.
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Posted Mon May 19, 2008 3:30PM
Posted By RapidEye:


Good point. smile The problem had crossed my mind. I'd imagine you'd be ok listing it as GMTA and mentioning in the description that the tune was taken by the infinitely more famous HB.

The description isn't searchable, so the file wouldn't be searchable as HB.
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