The GPL license used in open source software has similar stipulations, and neither license means something isn’t protected by copyright law — the maker of something is still the copyright holder, and uses those rights to define the way in which they want their work used and shared.Noted chiptune musician Marc Nostromo (M-.-n) writes us with a detailed explanation: 1.(And there’s the source of the problem: this stuff is "hot" partly because it’s novel to mainstream press.) Unfortunately, some of Crystal Castles’ sound apparently isn’t their their own.8-bit collective again noticed something is amiss, this time with their track "Insecticon." Far from simply sampling a track, the tune rearranges entire musical contents as the basis of the new tune.
In Virgin’s case, the bigger problem was that the CC license doesn’t excuse you from the need to get a model release, legal permission to use someone’s image.After CMJ reported the story, widely discussed on chip community 8-bit collective, the "artist" was forced to admit the entire album was a "hoax." (Thanks, Peter Swimm, for the tip.) In fact, the track record here demonstrates that, for all Timbaland’s press as the most famous figure involved, micromusical plagiarism is rampant.It’s not just geeks getting defensive; there’s something to this, fueled by the novelty and apparent obscurity of the music.Gameboy sounds are hard to get and the chances of getting the same complex sound lo-bat can get is absolutety zero. You must give the original author credi t 2- Non-Commercial. It’s quite a big deal since a LOT of artists are trusting creative commons and this story puts the license to doubt, since it seems people can break it and use other people’s work to look cool or build a hype.The track is also featured on CC’s record label myspace and although it NOW says lo-bat Vs. Even if lo-bat’s work has not been directly used for commercial purposes, it certainly has been used to build the image that they were out there, build press and get visibility.