Paging Soulstrut Legal Department
Hey Gang,It was recently decided here at work that a new product we're launching needs a short 2 minute video. It's for the web and also for the sales force to use, so it will be on a video cd as well. While we don't want music going all throughout the video, it'd be nice to have some during the intro and outro, just nice incidental music, nothing too distracting.What's the law say about out of print albums? If I find something that I want to use, do I have to go to ASCAP and find out who owns the license to the song? How can I find out if something is considered public domain?It's tough, because I know we'll only have about 30-45 seconds of music, and if it were something obvious and needed to be cleared not worth it. I know this still wouldn't be covered under fair use, as we're not reviewing an album or doing any type of parody. Any advice is much appreciated!