[Discalimer: I'm not a lawyer. I've just researched the topic a bit.]
In some countries, there is (what I would call) a grey area in copyright known as fair use.
I believe its considered a grey area because:
The distinction between what is fair use and what is infringement in a particular case will not always be clear or easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.
You can also determine from the article that there are certain areas where fair use is usually applied:
Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the
reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as
criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and
The list of bullets that follow are the reasons people justify their fair use, but are not always successful due to the grey area I mentioned above.
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
- The nature of the copyrighted work
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
That all being said, based on what you are asking the only argument you might have is from the third bullet above and it would be best you just make your own sound effect. As the other answers have pointed out, you really don't want to get into a lawsuit revolving around copyright.