So lately I've seen several artists being reported or even having their music deleted because they broke the law of copyright. Amng these artists, some are very well-known and talented. This got me to thinking: I also have several songs that contain copyrighted material. In fact, the following songs contain elements that have copyright on them:
Eiffel 65 - Blue (LiquidMix) - I actually used the whole song here, it's one of my first songs and I totally wasn't familiar with copyright back then
Digi d'Agostino - I'll Fly With You (LiquidMix) - contains the acapella of the remixed song. Even though the acapella was a legal download, it probably still has copyright.
K'naan - Waving Flag (LiquidMix) - Contains a small element of the original song. Obviously under copyright. Very heavy copyright actually, considering it's the anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Tiesto - Macimal Crazy (LiquidMix) - Contains a vocal sample from the orignal song.
So obviously, I broke the rules here. It would be more than right to replace these songs with version without the copyrighted elements, or even fully delete the songs. But I am not doing this unless I'm being reported. I'm not sure if this is clever, as some artists had their songs deleted without them getting any messages. But when I get reported, I want to negotiate with a moderator. Having all my songs deleted would be a disaster and probably be the end of my Newgrounds career. Why do I wanna negotiate? Because I am still not quite familiar with copyright and I excatly wanna know what the limit is. For my remix of 'Blue', that's obvious. But what about the 'I'll Fly With You' remix? Isa legal acapella illegal on Newgrounds?
So, in order to prevent this, I've edited the author's comments on all these songs containing a message about the material that's under copyright and how I want to be contacted by a mod. I hope it will help once I eventually get reported.
So, in case a moderator or an admin is reading this, you know what to do! And if it wasn't clear yet, I'm openly admitting I used forbidden elements and that I was wrong to do so!