Michaël Ghelfi Studios (the “Studios”, “team”, “us” or “we”) provides a range of content that can be used by any person or persons (the “Consumer” or “you”) in agreement with the conditions of use stated below.
These conditions apply to any content published by Michael Ghelfi Studios (and its artists), and aim to allow the Consumer maximum liberty while shielding our work against intellectual property theft.
Contact us by email at email@example.com if you have any further questions which were unanswered by this document.
The Consumer may enjoy the Studios’ content for personal use freely, such as for entertainment, gaming or relaxation, amongst others. Naturally, that also applies to your tabletop games with friends, as well as family videos, free private parties and such. Enjoy!
For some projects, licenses are necessary (see below when it applies). Here are the conditions of said licenses.
Using our audio in a song (music) is possible, but the Consumer must acquire a license from the Studios’ official store.
However, it is strictly forbidden to use our content to create these kind of videos 1, 2, 3 (ambience videos). We will very gladly report the ones who do that, as we sincerely hate these “creators” who use the hard work of others to spam YouTube and cannibalize the views of honest composers.
This condition also seeks to protect the Consumer since the SFX used by us are officially licensed, but not owned by the Studios, i.e. the Consumer is at risk of being prosecuted by the providers. For the same reasons, the Consumer is never allowed to use the Studios’ content to compose new ambiences or sound effects (SFX) as if it was building blocks. We have worldwide exclusivity on many of the biggest audio libraries for YouTube ambiences and TTRPG content, so we will know immediately.
As of March 2023, a total of thirteen (13) YouTube channels have been officially terminated for theft of the Studios’ content.
The Consumer that produces content such as a broadcast (e.g. Twitch), podcast or video (e.g. YouTube) may use our Studios’ content freely – a simple “shout out” of our Patreon page or YouTube channel would be greatly appreciated.
You will never get striked by us. If it happened because of a false-positive, contact us and we will support you.
The Consumer may monetize its broadcasts, podcasts or videos. Companies commonly demand a yearly payment ranging from U$ 100.00 to U$ 5,000.00 in order to access their audio libraries, but we do not. The production of ambiences is highly expensive. Our team only asks that you consider donating or supporting us on Patreon – none of this external support is mandatory, but it would be greatly appreciated. The Consumer can enjoy the highest quality sound available and our team can enjoy winning our bread!
Consumers that are paid gamemasters, such as working for companies like StartPlaying or for themselves, must have a specific Patreon tier on the Studios’ page. The tier is called “Sage” and it only provides commercial use rights to this specific activity.
This does not concern gamemasters paid by viewers for streaming on Twitch or YouTube.
We may make some exceptions for non-commercial projects. They are defined as any non-profit production, such as free educational content, family videos or local charities, amongst others. Keep in mind a
One of the special cases is video games, send our team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any further questions. Our team treats video games cases one by one.
A “shout out” is an excellent way of supporting our work, suggestions include writing a post about the Studios, linking our pages (Bandcamp, Patreon, Spotify and YouTube) or explaining the impact of our work on yours, amongst other means. Basically, just credit us!
The Studios’ official images, logos, and other media, plus informational documents, can be accessed via Google Drive.
Consumers that may have committed an accidental mistake, such as applying the Studios’ content on a commercial project without a license, must contact our team at email@example.com to discuss any further actions.
Consumers that purposefully stole the Studios’ content must erase their content immediately otherwise we will seek strong legal action.
Consumers that inform our team about any person or persons using the Studios’ content without crediting or licenses may contact us to get rewarded.
The conditions stated above were updated on March 12th, 2023 (cosmetic changes only).
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