As I am sampling music in my track, I have had to consider copyright and fair use during the development of my project. Copyright is a set of laws granted to an artist grants them the legal ownership of their work. This means that people cannot use their work without legal permission.

An example of how copyright works in house music is the record label Ministry of Sound and Eric Pryds - Call on me. The song was originally made by Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon (Also known as Together) and was only made for their live shows. The song samples Steve Winwood - Valerie. Bob Sincalir, with the permission of Thomas Bangalter, released the song. Bob Sinclair's version had become quite popular and Ministry of Sound wanted to release it under their label but since Bob Sinclair hadn't cleared the sample from Steve Winwood, he was in legal trouble. Ministry of Sound asked their recently signed DJ, Eric Prydz, to recreate the Bob Sinclair song, so they can release it under their label. This is a prominent example of how copyright law can effect the making of house music.

As house music uses a lot of samples (meaning taking parts from other songs to create new songs) they have to ensure that they ask permission to use these songs and must be credited if they agree. In reality, a lot of artists probably don't ask for permission and have learned how to obscure the samples that nobody notices.

As I am not putting it on Spotify or any streaming service, I didn't ask permission since I'm not getting monetary gain. Youtube has a system where they automatically flag copyright infringement; however since I have disguised the tracks well, they haven't been detected.