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    Hello Freesounders!

    I have been using audio from Freesound in my independent and commercial projects for years. I LOVE IT! The search tool is fantastic and it's great to discover those unique sounds you just wouldn't find in a commercial library.

    My only gripe, is the licensing. If you want to contribute to a "free" sound library, that is fantastic, but to limit it's use in any shape or form just seems silly to me. There are plenty of other libraries out there where you can monetize and/or restrict usage on your work. But to say we can't use a sound commercially? That doesn't sound like a "free" sound library to me. And to request that you receive a credit in the finished piece? I'm a big proponent of giving credit to the creators of all art, but the reality of giving a credit to someone who contributed a single sound used in a 1-2 hour film or tv show seems unrealistic. This is especially difficult, when we're talking about branded content, youtube, music videos or commercials that don't have credits.

    Maybe I'm missing something here or misinterpreted the different licenses, but if we're going to have an open source, free sound library, just donate to the cause and let everyone use it as they wish. You're art is still out there, which is wonderful!

    Just my two cents...

    SS

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    When I started uploading sounds here, I was completely comfortable uploading in CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
    Public Domain Dedication

    Until I realized people were literally taking my sounds and selling them on other websites and claiming it as their own sound.
    So I had issues with many users asking me why they couldn't use my sound on Youtube due to copyright claims.
    Having my license set to at least Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) gave me some control.
    Although I understand that I could still have the same problems irregardless of the license change.

    I have not had any problems since changing licenses on my sounds.
    I am not greedy for being credited for the sounds I make or even if other people steal my sounds and sell them unedited elsewhere. Its when I get messages every other week telling me my sound is unusable. That's what frustrated me the most about CC0.

    So that is my opinion on the matter.

    Cheers!
    Jordan

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    I always use CC0, I want people use my sound/loops every where. If people can sell them, very good, I help people buy food, water, and other things they need. I also save time and resource because people not need recreate stuff because restriction. Fun see how people use stuff.

    Copyright become too corrupt from corporations, too long, and owners have no responsibilities for balance. I want help break monopoly for freedom.

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    Erokia wrote:
    Until I realized people were literally taking my sounds and selling them on other websites and claiming it as their own sound.
    So I had issues with many users asking me why they couldn't use my sound on Youtube due to copyright claims.

    That is the worst part about it.

    I've found several of my sounds being used raw as "calming ambience" music tracks, which are then published through a label or provider. They then submit the music to the YouTube Content ID scanner to make sure no one else can use it commercially and any upload using the sound is instantly copyright/monetization-claimed.

    For us, there isn't really any way we can stop that from happening. We just have to hope that the people that use these sounds have the decency to let others continue using them as well. And if not, well, eternal shame on the person that claimed it.

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    It doesn't really bother me that people manage to take my sounds and sell em somewhere else.
    But copyrighting the sound as their own musical work is defeating the purpose of me uploading here.
    It is indeed a damn shame.

    That is the risk of Creative Commons but it is what it is I suppose.
    I'd really like to hear other peoples thoughts.

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    I completely understand where everyone is coming from. I totally agree that credit should be given when credit is due/asked for.

    But what is a realistic and agreeable way to do that?

    There is no way in the world a director/producer is going to be receptive to "Hey you gotta put this guys screen-name and Freesound page in the credit roll because I used his ambience track"

    Any thoughts? Solutions?

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    The people that use sounds for sale or to claim their own have no creativity, those bastards won't get far hopefully. Thanks for the sounds I use them in sets as samples.

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    Erokia wrote:

    Until I realized people were literally taking my sounds and selling them on other websites and claiming it as their own sound.
    So I had issues with many users asking me why they couldn't use my sound on Youtube due to copyright claims.
    Having my license set to at least Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) gave me some control.
    Although I understand that I could still have the same problems irregardless of the license change.

    Well that just plain sucks. I didn't realize people had the nerve to do such things. So sad. In this case, I do agree that some type of copyright should be applied to all the sounds uploaded. I just wonder if it can be worded better as to not scare off someone who might want to use them as part of a commercial project, but has no intention of selling the sound itself as their own? That way you still retain the legal right to at least deter such behavior?

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    La verdad que es increible que la gente haga cosas así.

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