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    Alright guys, I've looked all over this website, I understand the copy right laws. I understand I have to give credit where it is due. I am a fairly new audio engineer working on an album (nothing published) and I am using samples ie (kick, snare, synth sounds, jaz horns, etc.) from this site. Do I still need to give credit even if I am using a few seconds of audio? I don’t know if each sound on here has a different license accompanied with that particular sound. If so, how can I find out what has a CC zero license, or where I can find material associated so I can use those samples for commercial use?

    Thanks guys, Timmer

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    Hi Timmy

    If you're using a sound, however short, you should honour the license terms for that particular sound.

    There are 3 licenses available on Freesound, and each sound has one of them.

    Look at the Creative Commons license for each sound you want to use. View this on both the search results and a sound's details page. In the search results it's located amongst the icons underneath the uploader name and downloads number, hover over it to see which license.

    CC-Zero = use freely without crediting author

    CC-BY (attribution) = use freely but you must attribute (credit) the author

    CCBY-NC (non commercial = use restricted to non-commercial projects only / you MUST credit author

    If you don't want to bother crediting at all then use only CC0 sounds. You can filter the search for this. Check out the filters on the right hand side of the search page.

    To view the Creative Commons guidelines on ideal attribution please visit the following page:

    Creative Commons - Best Practices for Attribution

    I hope this helps

    Kindest,
    Sam


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    Thanks Sam 🙏🏻

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    headphase, thanks a lot for your very informative reply and your link as i need it for my
    easy recipes project. i found it all very helpful as i had similar questions to those OP asked. I am very thankful and wondering if you allow me to ask you some more questions, if you don't mind

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    Wency1 wrote:
    headphase, thanks a lot for your very informative reply and your link. i found it all very helpful as i had similar questions to those OP asked. I am very thankful and wondering if you allow me to ask you some more questions, if you don't mind? thanks

    Fire away smile


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    I am wondering, is there a way to find my sound and/or who has used it. I know I can check the downloads and see which free sound users downloaded it but there are usually no hints whatsoever as to how they used the sound. I would love to know if there were a way to find certain sounds on Youtube or whatever.

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    MBlol wrote:
    I am wondering, is there a way to find my sound and/or who has used it. I know I can check the downloads and see which free sound users downloaded it but there are usually no hints whatsoever as to how they used the sound. I would love to know if there were a way to find certain sounds on Youtube or whatever.

    Unfortunately theres no easy way.

    You’ll have to private message a user for information regarding use of your sounds.

    You could run a search on youtube to see if your sound has been credited in the description.


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    MBlol wrote:
    I am wondering, is there a way to find my sound and/or who has used it. I know I can check the downloads and see which free sound users downloaded it but there are usually no hints whatsoever as to how they used the sound. I would love to know if there were a way to find certain sounds on Youtube or whatever.

    Just search google for your freesound user name "MBlol" in quotes.

    I was muchly surprised to find around 600 links when I did this for strangely_gnarled. A few duplicates but nearly all of them were relevant.

    Regards Wibby.

    Edit. I just did a search with your name. Must say lots of results, but "MBlol" seems to appear in all sorts of places which make no sense to me. Guess you'd probably already googled anyway.
    Sorry for the pointless response. Wibbs

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