Would it infringe copyright to replay the Star Wars theme on a virtual accordion app and sell the song as a lesson to play?

If not would it be allowed if its free?

I couldn't find anything on the internet in regards to replay copyrighted material on a virtual instrument/app.


I don't believe you could do that without infringing copyright. The Star Wars theme is a copyrighted piece of music, and creating a transcription of it would be considered a derivative work. Only the copyright holder can authorize such derivative works. Cost doesn't factor into it at all.


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    Those virtual instruments that do have it in their library paid some royalty to have that song available on the device.
    – phyrfox
    Oct 27 '15 at 15:28

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