Am I allowed to use creative commons licenses?

Here is our sound submission policy:

  • DO NOT submit sounds that you do not own or have downloaded from creative commons.

If you are going to use creative commons licensed content that is not for a sound contest you must:

  • DECLARE ALL sounds used at the time the sound was submitted.
  • CHECK THE LICENSE and be absolutely certain the sound can be legally used how the contest holder intends.

In general we recommend NOT using creative commons licensed content you submit to Vinylmint. Please be VERY familiar with the rules around creative commons licenses – failure to follow the rules WILL result in your Vinylmint account will be suspended or possibly closed forever.

Keep in mind that contest holders are not going to be happy if they are legally pursued over copyright issues arising from your work — and you’ll be liable for any costs and damages they incur!