There are many different formats and ways to obtain music: from purchasing a vinyl to free downloads. In fact, even major labels sometimes allow their fans to download their music for free.
Having said that, it does not necessarily mean that you are free to share, remix or use the tracks you downloaded in your DJ mixes, as in most cases the music still comes as copyrighted:
© All Rights Reserved
However, with the rise of netlables a new popular format emerged for licensing creative works like music: Creative Commons.
Here we shall cover a few examples of the latest Creative Commons (CC) licenses:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
This license allows you to share the work non-commercially, without remixing, transforming or building upon the material. It also requires you to give credit (attribution) to the creator of the original work.
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Unlike the first example, this CC license allows derivative works, as long as they are shared under the same license as the original work and has the changes made to the original work indicated together with the attribution information.
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
This license is very similar to the second example, but you do not have to share derivative works under the same license as the original work.
Please make sure to visit Creative Commons website for more examples and detailed information, including different CC license versions, attribution, etc.
Vaidotas Web Studio Blog provides simple to complex tutorials on topics like Web Development, Operating Systems, Graphic Design, Audio Equipment, etc.
Disclaimer: tutorials provided in this blog are intended for informational purposes. End results may vary depending on factors like different operating systems, software versions, etc.
This blog is part of VAIDOTAS WEB STUDIO