Re: using copyrighted audio during an experiment ("R. Zatorre, Dr." )

Subject: Re: using copyrighted audio during an experiment
From:    "R. Zatorre, Dr."  <robert.zatorre@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Tue, 2 Oct 2012 00:14:01 +0000

greetings We have used real recorded music for several experiments. But we either bought the recordings ourselves or used recordings bought and paid for by our participants (who brought them to the lab for the purpose of the study). Once you have the recording, you are allowed to play it aren't you? Isn't that the whole point of buying a recording, so you can listen to it? So I'm not sure why it would make a difference if you have a CD and play it during a party, or play it while someone is inside an fMRI scanner, as we have done (except that the party is more fun). Then again, if you ask an intellectural property lawyer you might get another answer. Let us all know if you find out anything different; but so far none of us who have used such stimuli have been arrested or fined ;) Cheers Robert Zatorre Montreal Neurological Institute McGill University 514-398-8903 fax: 514-398-1338 ________________________________________ From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx on behalf of John O'Connell [johngerardoconnell@xxxxxxxx Sent: October 1, 2012 7:40 PM To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: Re: using copyrighted audio during an experiment Hi, Check out this paper: Plink: "Thin Slices" of Music Author(s): Carol L. Krumhansl Source: Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 27, No. 5 (June 2010), pp. 337-354 Published by: University of California Press Stable URL: . You might send a mail to Carol Krumhansl, perhaps she has already looked into the whole copyright mess and can offer you some advice... The experiments detailed in the paper featured music from the following familiar names (I'm pretty sure it is all copyrighted ;) Britney Spears Aretha Franklin Britney Spears Red Hot Chili Pepper The Police Michael Jackson The Beatles Nirvana The Police Eagles The Beatles Journey Jimi Hendrix Outcast The Ramones Coldplay Led Zeppelin Bob Dylan Aretha Franklin The Beatles Jimi Hendrix Madonna Madonna Louis Armstrong Rolling Stones Rolling Stones The Clash Will Smith The Ramones Amy Winehouse Bob Marley Outcast Eagles Bob Marley Simon & Garfunkle Led Zeppelin Red Hot Chili Pepper Will Smith Amy Winehouse Journey Katy Perry The Beatles Simon & Garfunkle Queen Nirvana Katy Perry Bob Dylan Guns Ní Roses Queen Louis Armstrong Guns Ní Roses Coldplay Michael Jackson The Clash U2 Regards, John 2012/10/2 Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxx>: > I am not a copyright lawyer. > > Copyright is a national regulation and varies from country to country. I > would suggest contacting the owner of the copyright for permission. > > > > Kevin > > > > > On 2012, Oct 1, at 9:47 AM, Rob Ellis wrote: > > Dear list, > > Does anyone have a source for what constitutes "fair use" of musical stimuli > (either commercial recordings or MIDI versions of commercial recordings) > during an experiment or clinical trial? Can one use up to X seconds of > material, an entire movement or song, etc? > > Any insights are welcome! > > Regards, > > Rob Ellis > >

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