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Audio (Quick) I'm allowed to use those rythm patterns?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by ethian, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:58 PM.

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  1. ethian

    ethian Member

    Apr 19, 2018
    There's a certain simple ryhtm pattern played by a piano and used as the bass for the song in this videogame music track :

    The same ryhtm pattern is also used as the bass, and it's played by a trombone in this other videogame music track :

    And finally, there's a circus rythm pattern played by bottle blowing in this other videogame music track :

    Aren't those ryhtm patterns in the public domain? Or i need to pay a fee for them for use them in my creations?
  2. chance

    chance predictably random Forum Staff Moderator

    Apr 22, 2016
    I'm not sure what you mean by "rhythm patterns". Tempos and cadences generally aren't copyrighted, just as certain chord progressions (such as the ubiquitous I, IV, V chord progression) aren't copyrighted.

    Lots of "circus themes" are public domain. Everyone recognizes "Entrance of the Gladiators". That's probably public domain since it was written so long ago.

    But remember: When someone performs a public-domain song, their performance of that song is copyrighted. So you need their permission to use their recording.
  3. 11clock

    11clock Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    How much of your time has been spent asking copyright-related questions on this forum versus actually working on your game?
  4. FrostyCat

    FrostyCat Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Good question. That's perhaps one thing he should start having "doubts" about.
  5. Morendral

    Morendral Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    Trolls on these forums have their thing to talk about. Ethian's is dumb copyright questions, Misty's is insulting modern and favoring old.

    It's like the song says, one track mind.
  6. YellowAfterlife

    YellowAfterlife ᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ Forum Staff Moderator

    Apr 21, 2016
    You posted this same question at least once before, and had it locked. Should you continue, you will have to find a new place to voice your doubts at.
    The Sorcerer likes this.
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