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Are free music downloads license free?

by micah7777 / December 20, 2011 12:12 AM PST

I've looked around but I don't think this question has been answered directly.

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If an artist provide's a free music download to a song,
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / December 20, 2011 9:09 AM PST

can I use that song.... since it's labeled/offered as "free".

No, it's still copyrighted.

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Still copyrighted in most cases.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2011 9:37 AM PST

And most I know of are for private non public use.

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It's free for you
by talks_44 / December 29, 2011 7:52 AM PST

But it's still copyrighted to them and not under GPL. You'd have to contact them for permission to use it in anything

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