Background: I'm making a retro style game for both fun, and an unofficial contest.
I have bought a song, song X. However, I then found notation for song X, and all the instruments. So basically, it's a program recreating song X in a sense.
I took the notation, and used another program to make it sound like a chiptune does (just for the fun of it, and it sounds good :P). However, I would like to use this in my game. It's non-commercial, but is this allowed? I would've said yes, because I'm not actually using the original, copyrighted song.
I think the main point is can I:
- Use the music with no reference to the author
- Use the music with a reference, since it's non-profit.
- Not use the music at all since the melody and rhythm is copyright.