kingtonyx;3588330 said:It's too bad the John Williams stuff isn't public domain"The Imperial March" would be a huge seller
kingtonyx;3588370 said:The reason I specifically mention the Star Wars stuff from Williams is because Fauxharmonic has done them. Go on the announcement page and look at the player on the right.
GeneralGilliam;3588399 said:So what ever happened to the no public domains and covers deal? It's awesome that these are on here, There are a bunch of band's I've contacted that don't wanna get involved because of the no covers/public domain deal. Are those fair game now? If so, I'm gonna contact those bands and tell 'em to come on down!
GeneralGilliam;3588418 said:But it seemed like theirs were just covers, not original arrangements.
General Lein979;3588434 said:No I mean like a cover in the style of a non public domain version instrumentally. They were doing it in the style of the public domain version. Hence with my animals example we couldn't get a cover of the song that did the main rift because the band still has a copyright on the arrangement of the song just not the lyrics.
cherokeesam;3588457 said:Aren't you referring to a real-life instance that happened with the initial beta of RBN....? Can't remember the name, but I remember a guy with a great rendition of "House of the Rising Sun," but HMX's argument then was that no public domain would be allowed....If that's changed, can someone get HOTRS re-submitted?
General Lein979;3588480 said:I don't think it would be ok because Ploy of Oracle did it in the style of the animals and had the rift throughout the entire song. As seen here So I think you can make one as long as it doesn't do the rift. Rift = Chord Progression + Picking Pattern in the above.
cherokeesam;3588500 said:I don't think you can copyright a riff. Anyway, Burdon lifted the riff from Dylan. And Ploy of Oracle's version has enough variety to be considered an alternate.