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Are these legal?

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July 15th 2004, 09:09 PM
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Not in a practical sense (the RIAA death squad isn't going to drag me into the street and shoot me for downloading a MIDI pack with instrumentals of three oldies) but technically.

I mean, how strong is a music copyright anyway? Do you have to change a certain percentage of the sheet music to make a song "original"? Or are instrumentals always legal?
July 16th 2004, 04:19 AM
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Kyle
Peasant Male Belgium
 
I don't think recording midis is ever illegal, unless the original song was already available in midi format (and even then I'm not sure).

The midi song can never match the original high quality sound version anyway. If I buy some sheet music, play it on my synthesizer and record that into a midi I can spread it as much as I like.
July 16th 2004, 05:06 AM
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Ric
Peasant Canada
 
Copyrights are also applied a bit different when the lyrics are left out (at least here in canada its different). It becomes a gray zone to prove its the same song, so the record companies only go after lyric copy.
Anyhow, they can feel free to sue us for every cent these dmods sell for.
July 16th 2004, 10:29 AM
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Well, that's that. EAT IT, METALLICA!

MUAHAHAHAH! IM BREAKING THE ALL CAPS RULE AND NO ONE WILL EVER READ THIS!
May 13th 2010, 02:30 PM
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hell7fire1
Peasant Male Botswana
It's like that. 
what makes you so sure
May 13th 2010, 03:26 PM
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iplaydink
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
You have to show respect for dead threads hell7fire1.
May 13th 2010, 03:32 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
When staff decide to close threads they should put a RIP and the date in the last post.