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Re: Sampling copyrights

Acceptable sampling is not based on sample-length -
it's based on recognizable content, usually one or
two measures of a melody or other 'unique' characteristic.
The legal language is intentionally, and inevitably, vague.

Check out the legal sections of BMI, ASCAP or
songwriters and recording associations for specifics.

Common practice dictates that you contact the publisher
of the material you are sampling for clearances from the

- Larry T

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Cheli-Colando" <kevin@minds-eye.org>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 10:57 AM
Subject: Sampling copyrights

> Anyone know what the current fair use for samples is?  Last I knew it was
> like 2 seconds and under was acceptable and longer samples than that
> credit/permission, etc.
> Thanks
> Kevin