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You should look up "work for hire." It's a common contractual term that describes the agreement you're looking for. I also recommend talking to a lawyer to draw up the contract for you. Any lawyer should understand what "work for hire" means.


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This is explained on Microsoft's FAQ about font redistribution and licensing. tl;dr: If you would like to distribute the font files with your game, you need a license from the copyright holder, and in many cases this isn't Microsoft because they licensed many fonts from other companies. Most (but not all) fonts allow embedding under different conditions ...


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Just because a font came with your OS and you paid for the OS you can not use it for anything if it is not free. You could set yourself up for a lawsuit. Those fonts come under a Liberal license and if your game is targeted at Windows only then yes you can use the fonts. If you package your game for the 3ds or Vita and include windows fonts MS can sue you ...


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It's not just the arrangement and interpretation of a song which falls under copyright but also the composition itself. So you will violate the copyright of the original composer. That means you will either have to compose your own song, use a song which was released by the author under free terms or on which the copyright has expired. When you are looking ...


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You most likely will be violating the copyright. Given that it's for a commercial purpose it won't fall under fair use. You can get around that by looking who owns the rights to the song and negotiating a license for its use in your game. This would be the "record label" company which you can easily find out with a little bit of research. (For this ...


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I believe you would violate laws not once but plenty of times doing so. Copyrights laws are mostly approved all over the world. Independently from where you live, they are mostly the same. For more details, google can point you to the correct site for your country. A song can't be redistributed, in any form or shape, unless approved by whoever retain ...


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Usually "decently known" musicians sell all their copyrights to the record label. So these are the people you need to contract when you want a license. Such record deals are usually exclusive, so the artist themselves could not sell you the rights even if they want to. Unless it's a lesser known artist, expect to pay a very large amount of cash for the ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not valid legal advice. Do not quote me on this please. If you are developing a game you can use some commercial music but there are conditions. First off, you have to credit the artist, then you have to protect the content enough to prevent it being re-distributed by your game players. All this is on condition that ...



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