tepples wrote: Bregalad wrote:
Or just rip samples out of SNES games
And open yourself to a lawsuit just as much as if you had ripped the Mario sprites out of Super Mario World
This is blown out of proportion. If the use of the dinky samples from Super Mario World are comparable to Mario's direct likeness, then something is wrong here. I've come across dozens of POS systems in small stores and gas stations that use the ring, drowning, and goalpost sound effects ripped straight out of Sonic the Hedgehog. Surprise surprise, nobody's upset! Those are actual recognizable sounds
. Using an instrument sample from a SNES game will get nobody in trouble, especially since the game likely is not being sold. If someone uses a Mario sprite to teach themselves how to manipulate sprites for a demo, that's absolutely fine. A single sample of an instrument used in a part of one particular game is not going to tangle anyone's undergarments.
If needed, take the sample, mar it up a bit until it's a little different, and use it.
I don't see why the issue of "THERE COULD BE A LAWSUIT" is so often an issue that gets excitedly