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  1. fastpicker89

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    I am in the process of developing an app. My question is this:

    My app will use a sound that is pretty obviously from the iphone. I'm just wondering... is it illegal to sell my app instead of giving it away for free? I mean, it's not my sound, and furthermore it's not my sound on an Android app.

    Question 2: Is it illegal to make a first app that contains that sound, give it away for free, then make a second app and make users pay for that app, but that app contains both the iphone sound (that you can get for free in the first app) and other sounds?

    Thanks for the assists!
     

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    I think you answered your own question there.

    If it's not your sound that you made, then it's illegal to use it no matter what. It doesn't matter if you give it away for free or if people pay for it, it's illegal for you to use someone else's work.
     
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    Then what about the many apps that use iphone noises and facebook 'pop' sounds and other familiar sounds?
     
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    They could have gotten permission from the copyright holder. Or they could have just done it illegally, and its a matter of time before they get caught.
     

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