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Old 15th July 2005
Gear Maniac
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If you read the fine print on a lot of the sample cds they say it is for personal use and not for 'competitive' or 'commercial' use.
Some people don't always wait for the money - Someone (I can't remember who) used an ELO sample in a track and tried to license the sample from Jeff Lynne. And he said no way go get &%^$#.
The thing about annotating in books is it gives credit "in situ" so maybe if you sang "Just like JK Rolling said in Harry potter" and then quoted a line from the book you might get away with it? I'll have to ask my copyright lawyer about that one. And no I haven't read Harry Potter, although I saw the film of Beatrix Potter as a kid and thought it was pretty damn weird.