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Will stems for this be appropriate for ccM?

Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
Wanted to post this under Help but might potentially be misunderstood as a pluggy plug, so asking here instead:

Will stems from this be appropriate for ccM?

https://m.soundcloud.com/ramblinglibrarian/stairway-to-heaven-tribute-metal-guitar-instrumental

The first part sounds original/ generic enough but second part is somewhat identifiable. I think it can be argued it’s not a blatant rights infringement but I don’t want to cause any problem for ccM admin/ owner with any legal claims. Or waste time generating stems that might be taken down.

TIA for any advice or opinions.
Apoxode
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permalink   Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:44 AM
I think this is a valid question for site rules/licensing, so I don’t think it is self-promotional, as the example you provide is entirely valid.

To the best of my knowledge, a cover is considered derivative, and requires a license. Because of the amount that is played and the way it is performed, you can’t argue fair use/parody here, in the sense that you would be uploading it as yours (original sample) and claiming a license for it.

The quality of the performance is amazing, though, and if it weren’t for the cover part, I’d otherwise say break it up into stems and upload them.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 12:28 AM
Actually, you just gave me an idea. I could exclude the very obvious parts. Then break the stems and upload individually without pointing to the cover (or semi-cover, really). Hmm, why didn’t I think of that in the first place?

Thanks for the thoughts.