A legality question...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by lynkynpark86, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

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    In the Tap Tap series, I found that when you download a song, it is stored as a plain audio file. I'm not sure if it would be legal to extract this song and use it outside the app, but I see nothing wrong with it. I mean, I paid hard earned money for the download, and the download consisted of the song. That's like if you pay $20 for a casino game on a computer, and then use the icon for your own use. It's not what it's meant for, but part (or in TTR, most) of the money you spent on it went to that component. But legally, I'm not sure. Does anybody know? I did try searching, but "Is it legal to use music tracks from video games?" doesn't bring up many results.
     
  2. theconverseguy macrumors newbie

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    this sounds like a grey area. while it makes sense that you paid for the software on your phone and the songs are a component on that software, the songs themselves are probably licensed for the game and not for other purposes.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    For your own use, probably falls under fair use.

    Public performance: no.
     

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