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QUOTE(baKa-neKoh @ Oct 16 2007, 12:25 AM)
I have a question concerning the copyright issues of this game...
If I used a music piece from this game that sounded nothing like the actual FMA soundtrack (those who have played the game will know how some of the music sounds somewhat ripped) for a movie and published the movie into some big thing, would I be stepping on any copyright laws? I have a feeling that no one exactly owns the rights to this game... I would attempt to contact the original author of the pieces to obtain permission, but the BBI forum is dead so I have no idea where they got their music from..
Since you are using it for commercial use (movie -> making money), then yeah, you will be sued if they bother to sue you. Ie, if you used my fanart and publish it in your book which you can make money from, then I have all the rights to sue you too. Similar idea. Not owning the right to the game doesn't mean they don't own the right for the music they created for the game. (They might have used it from other websites that provides free music too, but those websites usually state that the music are only for personal use, so if you are using it for a movie, aka commercial use, then they can sue you.) Might as well hire real people to do the composing job, you know, if it's something as big as movie production =P
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Oh no, we make no profit for the movie making (its a sort of a competition) but if we do make it to the finals, then I'm afraid that using such music will bring legal hell upon us. I might as well get one of my friends to compose something prettier and well-suited for our movie. Thanks for the help~
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@Drugged Raver - Welcome to the board!! And, thanks for your good intention!! ^^ Unfortunately, it's against our board rule to post the download link, and I don't want you to get in trouble, so I took out the link from your post. It's ok to pass out the download link personally if anyone asks. Just please don't post the link on the board. ^^