You should take the following steps to ensure a sound is based on 100% original work and doesn’t incorporate any infringed copyrights, or sounds available in the public domain:

  • First, ask the sound creator. Sound creators must declare any non-original work used, or risk account suspension.
  • You can also upload the image to YouTube to see if it is identified in the Content ID system.
  • If you’re running a contest, listen to the other submissions contributed to the contest – they’re the experts, and can often spot a plagiarized design in moments.


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