Hi guys, help me to understand please?
if i bought a "music pack" on the store, and its says permits royalty free usage for one single commercial project...And.. i did a free game for devices using just 1 of 5 soundtracks of the pack.
1.-Can i use the rest on different projects?
2.-A free game with ads it's a commercial project?
3.-What if i use the music on youtube videos?
those licenses mean the content u bought can be used 1 time per project, if u want to use the same content from the same bundle u bought u have to buy it again usually.
however that doesn't apply to all songs if they are split apart. for example
you making 2 different projects. u have 3 songs... u use 1 of them in 1 project and 1 in another. in order for the license to kick its re-buy status u have to put all 3 songs in one project. as long u don't reuse the same songs in other projects ur good to go with the main license.
that would be the main logic of things, but the developer/publisher of the files that sold it to u might have a different idea on how stuff should work and how much money he wants to make so you are ought to contact him and ask him what is permitted or not.
so basically short quick answer...
1 yes legally speaking you can use the rest of the songs in any different projects as long u not reusing the same song that was already used in a prior project. / no, morally speaking talk with the seller if his ok with it and what he considers consumed license. if he says u have to buy it again just buy it, even if he sues and will lose the case cause not how things work, u will have ur time wasted in court, lawyer fees etc. not worth it.
2 yes basically what commercial means is that every software that has the ability to gain money is commercial. No matter if you have advertisement plugins, in-app-payment systems or if it's a paid software in the first place.
3 the license is per use on commercial project, doesn't matter if its a youtube video where u run ads a game or a movie that makes u 10 mil dollars on box office.
Edited: on the chance u might be sued lets say... and the bundle is just 5$ or 20$ or whatever the price... id just re-buy it if the seller considers one time project use 1 song out of the N songs the bundle contains already used. is not even worth the pain and hustle. id just buy it one more time.