Are The Bioshock 2 Loading Songs Free?

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Post » Tue May 06, 2014 5:54 am

I would like to use those songs in a project..
are it free to use? it seems to be old as hell. lol
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Post » Tue May 06, 2014 7:13 am

If you are talking about "Ten Cents A Dance" I think it's recorded 1930, so I think it's free to be used now. I believe it's 70-years after the artist have died that the copyright expires and it is then free for everyone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain
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Post » Tue May 06, 2014 7:49 am

nemo wrote:If you are talking about "Ten Cents A Dance" I think it's recorded 1930, so I think it's free to be used now. I believe it's 70-years after the artist have died that the copyright expires and it is then free for everyone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention

In Bioshock 2 there are several songs that play during loading screens. All seems to be very old.
Is there any way to know FOR SURE if the music doesn't have copyright?
I don't want any trouble.. lol

And yes. Ten Cents a Dance is one of them :)
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Post » Tue May 06, 2014 8:17 am

Here's a good list of the songs with their release year:
http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/BioShock ... Soundtrack
and here's a list of copyright lengths by the countries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... ht_lengths

I think the European law is more human readable than the U.S one. There are some exceptions to that 70-years i U.S laws. It can also be 120-years if the content was created by corporation or if the copyright has been extended.

I should also state that I'm not a lawyer and I'm not providing any legal advice.
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Post » Tue May 06, 2014 10:32 pm

nemo wrote:Here's a good list of the songs with their release year:
http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/BioShock ... Soundtrack
and here's a list of copyright lengths by the countries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... ht_lengths

I think the European law is more human readable than the U.S one. There are some exceptions to that 70-years i U.S laws. It can also be 120-years if the content was created by corporation or if the copyright has been extended.

I should also state that I'm not a lawyer and I'm not providing any legal advice.

Hmm.. ok
Thank you very much :)
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