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Is it illegal to download MIDI files?

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by Garglewithwater, Oct 15, 2009.

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  1. Garglewithwater

    Garglewithwater Law Topic Starter New Member

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    As the title says, I would like to use some for a project, but I'm not too sure.
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    There is a big debate regarding MIDI files. They are commonly used and people play songs at gigs without paying the recording artists royalties too, e.g. charging the Girl Scouts of America for singing songs at campfires. This is a choice people make about the letter of the law and whether it will be enforced against individuals. If you're using copyrighted music for a project, whatever the form, you might have a copyright issue.
     

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