j$ wrote:Unless Stueym is planning to burn and flog CD-Rs out of the back of his family wagon
Mogosagatai wrote:Not if you don't try to sell it.
I'm almost certain it doesn't matter. Remember DJ Danger Mouse and the Grey Album? He never charged for it, but EMI was all over him.
This page at the Harry Fox Agency states it as succinctly as I've seen:
If you are ... distributing copies of a song which you did not write ... you need to obtain a mechanical license. This is required under U.S. Copyright Law, regardless of whether or not you are selling the copies that you made.
And FTR, it works the same way in Canada.
Though I doubt Warner would sue any of us. If they even notice the songs at all, they'll probably just send a C&D letter demanding removal of the songs. Still, forewarned is forearmed.