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Short Weak Copyleft Software License

Really, the comments above say everything that needs to be said, but I'll pull it together into a single answer. Firstly, the GPL is complex in its writing because it's a legal document; it's meant to ...
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a problem with SIMILAR emojis to existing ones

Creating and distributing similar emoji, after you have seen the original images, is surely a derivative work under copyright law, which requires permission from the original copyright holder. The ...
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I want to make an Android app like Calm/ Meditation Music/ Study Music. May I use their sound?

If the sound is available from the copyright holder under a free or open source license (likely a Creative Commons license, for a sound file), or if the work is in the public domain (e.g., copyright ...
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Where is the VLC changelog?

VLC is a bit more complicated than most pieces of free software. Their wiki describes how you can use git to download a copy of the entire source tree, at which point the changelog can be had with ...
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How do I specify particular "source code" for a non-software GPL'd work?

I think you may be confused by the "as long as it is clear" langauge of that FAQ item. The FAQ item isn't saying that you must make it clear what the source form of a work is, but rather it is saying ...
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Where to get music for testing my program?

Generally, I would expect that a program that manipulates audio is a separate work, under copyright law, from any sample audio files that are supplied to be used optionally as input to that program. ...
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