Audio (Quick) Can't use songs?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by ethian, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. ethian

    ethian Member

    Apr 19, 2018
    I have a quick song doubt :

    "Can't use songs like nursery rythmes, christmas carols and the birthday song in anything i publish?"

    Thanks for the answer.
  2. chance

    chance predictably random Forum Staff Moderator

    Apr 22, 2016
    This question is easy to answer with an internet search. You may not use copyrighted songs -- regardless of whether they are nursery rhymes, carols, etc.

    For example, many older Christmas carol are public domain, while some newer ones are still under copyright. The same is true for most nursery rhymes. Most are hundreds of years old, and long since in the public domain.

    Just remember that you can't use a performance by someone else, even if the song/rhyme itself is public domain. Because their performance is copyrighted. So you must record your own version of that public domain material.
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