Royalty free music copyrighted or not?
Is royalty free music copyrighted?
I entered the towns video contest and their rules say:
Students often use music in PSAs. Be reminded that only original or uncopyrighted music will be
accepted in a PSA. Violation of this will result in rejection from the contest.
so I went online and typed in uncopyrighted music and got the website www.freestockmusic.com
and rechecked their license:
1. The License: This is a license, not a sale. Footage Firm, Inc. and Free Stock Music (“Footage Firm”) continues to own all content, graphics, video clips, music, sound effects, templates, special effects and photographs (“Stock Files”). Subject to your acceptance of the terms of this agreement (“License Agreement”) Footage Firm hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide right to use the Stock Files as follows:
You may use the Stock Files for nearly any project, including feature films, broadcast, commercial, industrial, and educational video, print projects, multimedia, games, and the internet, as long as the Stock Files have been incorporated into any work with substantial value added by you. Thus, you could incorporate Stock Files into video productions, promotional materials, packaging, web page design, broadcast, products for sale, electronic and print publication, comps, and layouts.
2. Limitations: The Stock Files may not be sold as stand alone clips/stock files, or included in any other media/stock product, library, or collection for distribution or resale. The Stock Files may not be used, in part or in whole, as a trademark or service mark, nor may you claim any proprietary rights of any sort in the Stock Files, or any part thereof. You may not make available some or all of the Stock Files on a web page or other display as a separate or downloadable reuseable file, or disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, or otherwise decode the Stock Files for any reason whatsoever. If you provide Stock Files or Derivative Works to a client as part of your work product, the client may not reuse the Stock Files or Derivative Works for any purposes other than a review of your work product without purchasing a separate license.
3. Copyright: Footage Firm, its Licensors and Contributors retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Stock Files not expressly granted by the License Grant above. Such rights are protected by the United States and International Copyright laws and international treaty provisions. You may be held legally responsible for any copyright infringement that is caused or encouraged by your failure to abide by the terms of this agreement.
so is the music i got from them copyrighted?
Am I excluded from the contest?! AH