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I have my client who wants me to use Beethoven Symphony (not free for use) and Abraham Lincoln image (free for use only in USA and some countries) in video he will upload on youtube.

I've explained I can't use those files.

Should I try more or quit?

I don't want troubles with the law later.

Do you have advices, suggestions, experiences?

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I can't help with the legalities of that, Vesna, SORRY but....

.... anther question, Vesna:

Do you actually look at the feedback of your clients before accepting a project? Both "received" and, to me far FAR more importantly, feedback left to other contractors?"

If a client has lots ( two dozen + ) of completed projects under their belt and have not ONCE left good feedback it would be a cold day in hell before I'd even vaguely contemplate getting involved with someone like that.

He is newbie here. But, I

He is newbie here.

But, I usually check feedbacks. If they are bad I'm more careful.

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if you have not gotten

if you have not gotten upfront, i would drop it.

A client that does not check for copyright for stuff he wants to use before hand
sounds like bad business to me.

You can try something else, but don't think anything out there worth a flip would not
be copyrighted.

Got musical friends? Make your soundtrack.

I had to end this contract.

I had to end this contract. It was hourly job. He insisted on Beethoven.

But, that happens very often to me: I have to explain that I can't download random images from internet.

I think I would have much more troubles with the law than clients who just pay for my work.

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Joseph's right, except....

Joseph C. wrote:
if you have not gotten upfront, i would drop it.

A client that does not check for copyright for stuff he wants to use before hand
sounds like bad business to me.

You can try something else, but don't think anything out there worth a flip would not
be copyrighted.

Got musical friends? Make your soundtrack.

Everything Joseph said is spot on. This guy sounds like a crook and wants you to be one also. Copyright infringement is a big deal and can land you in hot water big time.

HOWEVER, even making your own soundtrack with musician friends carries copyright issues, PLUS you would have to pay them. And the last I checked, musician union wages were a hell of a lot more than the $15-$16 an hour you're getting for this job. So that is not a viable option for you.

Oh, so it's very good I ended

Oh, so it's very good I ended it. He almost tricked me with some website where was written that license for Beethoven is public domain.

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The MUSIC is in the public domain - the RECORDING .....

Vesna M. wrote:
Oh, so it's very good I ended it. He almost tricked me with some website where was written that license for Beethoven is public domain.

The MUSIC is in the public domain (Because dear Ludwig has been dead for over 70 years) BUT the RECORDING you'd be using would not be.

So in other words: If you have your own orchestra you can get them to play Mozart and Beethoven and Haydn all day long.

As you haven't - I assume, you'd to buy a licence for one of the recordings (some may be available royalty free, you'd have to check)

On the link he gave me there

On the link he gave me there was something about free download from BBC radio:
http://archive.org/details/BBCSymphony7Beethoven

They've made mistake, on purpose or not I don't know.

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You would have to read the

You would have to read the TOS that comes with the download.

That's not what I meant

Vesna M. wrote:
He is newbie here.

But, I usually check feedbacks. If they are bad I'm more careful.

You are working for a client who has not ONCE, in 25 (!!) project left 5 stars.. oh they did once, with a comment that the contractor made private.

That's other client. And yes.

That's other client. And yes. That was a huge mistake. I have some really poor communication with her. She's not responding since 24.12 and I'll probably won't receive good feedback now when I look through her history.

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I know it's a different contract, I was just stunned....

Vesna M. wrote:
That's other client. And yes. That was a huge mistake. I have some really poor communication with her. She's not responding since 24.12

The time to go through her feedback is BEFORE you apply and BEFORE you accept the job. It is beyond me how you could have thought that this client would be a good idea.

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I'll probably won't receive good feedback now when I look through her history.

I hate to say it but you're probably right. They haven't for the last 25 projects.... which is why I am wondering what on earth possessed you to take the contract in the first place.

I need money. I've thought

I need money. I've thought about how simple that project was and how there is no chance for complications. I was wrong.

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Its simple!

Its simple, ask your client to pay for the Beethoven Symphony and DO NOT use Linclon's Photo. Laughing out loud

Good day from RD Corporation. Smile

He doesn't have enough money.

He doesn't have enough money.

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