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    crediting-- getting it straight


    hi, I just want to get something straight:


    do I have to credit users for sounds if not explicitly stated they want credit?


    just asking because this site is called freesound, ater all.


    thanks.

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    It is "Freesound" in the sense that you don't have to pay any money to purchase sounds. They can all be downloaded for free.

    The trade-off is that some sounds (not all) require attribution (e.g. a mention in a credits list), and some cannot be used in commercial projects (e.g. you can't make money on projects that use them).

    You can filter by licenses when searching for sounds, so if you only want to use sounds that don't require any attribution and can be used in any projects (including commercial ones to make money), then only use the "Creative Commons 0" licenses (CC0).

    You can read more about the licenses here: https://freesound.org/help/faq/#licenses

    I think it is a very fair trade-off for the sounds being financially free, and you will find similar licenses being used on all free stock websites, not just Freesound.

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    There is no legal obligation in the UK to credit people who don't ask for it, but it's a nice gesture anyway. I don't know about the relevant laws in other countries.

    Hope that helps,
    Jade

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    JadeBlack wrote:
    There is no legal obligation in the UK to credit people who don't ask for it, but it's a nice gesture anyway. I don't know about the relevant laws in other countries.

    Hope that helps,
    Jade

    This is pure misinformation. Please don't misleading people.

    Here is an excerpt from the Creative Commons FAQ

    CC licenses are copyright licenses, and depend on the existence of copyright to work. CC licenses are legal tools that creators and other rights holders can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Those who want to make their work available to the public for limited kinds of uses while preserving their copyright may want to consider using CC licenses. Others who want to reserve all of their rights under copyright law should not use CC licenses.


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