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    Can I sell sounds with "attribution licence"?


    If we look at following description from freesound.org, can we sell sound with licence "attribution" like we can sell sound with CC0 licence (with credit provided) ?

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    We aren't lawyers so this isn't legal advice, but here's our summary: for the "zero" license you can do pretty much what you want with the sound. You could even sell the sound, ... but you can't claim you are the author! For "attribution" you should always mention the original creators of the sounds when you use them. "Noncommercial" works like attribution, but you can't earn any money with the piece of work you create! As with all licenses the original creator can give you permission to use the sound outside of the original license.

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    The answer is yes, you can make money from CCBY (attribution) licensed sounds, as long as you meet the attribution criteria. Not to be mistaken with CCBY-NC though!

    https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution

    Also worth skimming over:

    https://creativecommons.org/faq/


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    This licence shall not impose any limitations on the rights or freedoms of the ... including to distribute, transfer, communicate, disperse, show, perform, sell, lend and rent. ... as well as protected databases, tables, sound recordings, films, regular ... do not constitute databases: Creative Commons Attribution Licence blog

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    Something new I learnt today! I knew of the CC licenses for images, but not sounds. Thanks.

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    Hm looks like i have to overthink if i will upload new sounds on this plattform.

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    EricsSoundschmiede wrote:
    Hm looks like i have to overthink if i will upload new sounds on this plattform.

    Don't worry. I think the vast majority of people downloading sounds from this site (99+ percent) have moral values that would stop them from just selling the sounds as they are unchanged. I have never heard of this before; doesn't mean it hasn't happened though.

    So rest assured when people "make money" from CCBY sounds it's usually just as simple as Youtube monetisation, or royalties of some sort when they use the sounds as part of their projects.


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