By default all copyrights of your creative work belongs to you - its creator. But you are obliged to comply with the licenses of the samples you used to create it. In this section you find a list and some short description of the licenses most commonly encountered in Hydrogen drumkits.
Also, you are free to abstain from some or all rights by licensing your work with e.g. one of the licenses provided by Creative Commons (CC). This allows other people to reuse it more easily and in a legally secure way and helps the audio community to prosper.
Table 20.1. Common Licenses
|CC0||The creator choose to give up her copyright and you are free to use, modify, distribute etc. the samples.|
|CC BY||You are free to use, modify, distribute etc. the samples but you are obliged to give attribution to the creator. This can be done in e.g. the info property of the new drumkit or in the liner notes of the song you created by reusing the samples.|
|CC BY-NC||Similar to CC BY but you are in addition only allowed to use the result for noncommercial purposes.|
|CC BY-SA||Similar to CC BY but you are obliged to license your work as CC BY-SA as well. This means you have to give the general public permission to modify, redistribute, reuse, and sell it without being able to require them to give royalty to you.|
|CC BY-NC-SA||Similar to CC BY-SA but you are in addition only allowed to use the result for noncommercial purposes.|
|CC BY-ND||Similar to CC BY but you are not allowed to alter the material and can only use or distribute them in unadapted form.|
|CC BY-NC-ND||Similar to CC BY-ND but you are in addition only allowed to use the result for noncommercial purposes.|
|GPL||License similar to CC BY-SA but targeted on usage with software instead of creative content. It is discouraged to license your newly created drumkit using this license since it's not clear whether it actually can be legally applied to audio samples. Instead, it's recommanded to stick to the Creative Commons (CC) ones covered above. However, most of the drumkits available in Hydrogen are licensed as GPL and require you to adopt this license too in case you reuse their samples. It's a bit of an unpleasant situation but grew naturally. Most importantly, this license also obliges you to make your product (drumkit/music) available for free!|
|All rights reserved||You are not allowed to modify, reuse, or distribute the samples without asking the copyright holder for permission first.|