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Master Geek

# 17921 18-Dec-2007 11:23
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How much of a song (%) are you allowed to use without obtaining licencing... E.g... If I found an instrumental version of a well known song, took 10-15 seconds of it, remixed and looped it, would i have people coming after me with big sticks??

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  # 100625 18-Dec-2007 11:46
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It would be best if you contacted both APRA and RIANZ.  They would be able to inform you the best.


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  # 100650 18-Dec-2007 13:11
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From the Copyright Council of New Zealand website:

Can I use someone else’s work in my work if I alter at least 10% of it?

There is no copyright rule that allows copying if a percentage of a work is altered or a few changes are made. If there is a sufficient degree of resemblance between your work and the original, you probably need permission.


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  # 100651 18-Dec-2007 13:15
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I've had a quick look around, and I think this page from RIANZ should answer all your questions.

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# 100681 18-Dec-2007 14:57
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the fellas over at the bassdrop forums will know everything about this topic as half of them are music producers.

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