It sounds like a contradiction to be called "royalty free" and yet Compass has them listed as "royalty-payable"?
Does Compass actually have the right to collect royalties for those "royalty free" songs?
And is there even a "list"? Last I asked them, Compass told me no such list available and just to trust them when they say they collect for everyone.
It doesn't matter what Compass's satnd is, but what the rights holder's stand is.
If that is the case, then the rights holder should describe his work as "Royalty Free in all Countries Except Singapore". Otherwise it is misleading.
It is not so much of whether to protect work or not; it is whether to collect licensing fees or not. Copyright Protection (which does not disappear with royalty free licenses) is a separate issue from Royalties/Licensing.
So ok... for wedding...
if use a song (not full song), for a video montage, one time only show at ballroom to wedding guests, will it be extremely illegal?
The wedding couple at fault?
or the person who created the video montage?
i know if upload online, most likely be shot down by the host sites for copyright infringement and stuff, so its pointless.
How about multiple songs cut into one and did some post processing? Is copyright still involved?
This is an electronic post which requires no signature.
In that case, put "Royalty Free Except in <insert list of countries here>". Or "Royalty Free Only in USA" or something like that.
You can't say something is free and yet it is not. This is very misleading and will just entice pple to use and end up cannot use.
I think there are a number of conditions before you can tag the words "royalty free".
If you have any specific examples to share, that would be great. I can't quite understand how anyone can do what you have mentioned.
I've asked before, they can't give list. I suspect there's no list to begin with :P
Anyway I was more asking about the royalty free label. I've not used royalty free music before so I don't know where such labels come from; or are used in what context.
I would say that in the circumstances you have highlighted, such music cannot correctly be called "royalty free" music. I believe that reference to "royalty free" music by others in this thread are those who are truly and really royalty free, not some back door sneak attack types.
okay, now i'm confused
please excuse me
so in other words, most likely, is still illegal if one is creatin a video with music, for its own use? and showcase to his guest?
in other words, no commercial value was involved.
anyone kana fine b4? on such matters ? be it for commercial use, or personal use? etc?
i recalled few years ago , there was an article in the newspaper about malay wedding playing music under the block and got fined for illegal broadcasting. even if you have no DJ, have your own speakers and just play normal music, its still illegal.
i recalled in the early 2000s, friends and I set up "internet radio" and we streamed musics.. and when RIAA and RIAAS started to clampdown on musics, we were approached by a certain gov agency to help us become legal and serve the community.. aka For teens , By Teens.. but we never came to terms.. largely because
1) you have to pay for every single songs to be yours
2) ownership aka copyright + royalty fees must be paid to recording company
3) broadcasting fees