legality of 3 second sound samples

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
anyone know the legalities of using sound samples.  I heard anything under 3 seconds is legal.
Question by:flashactions
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    I'd take a look at what the ol' Wikipedia has to say:
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    I actually used to work for a online retail site and the legal limit at that point was 30 seconds.   That was also what was provided to us from numerous music sample providers and I am confident that 30 seconds is the right amount.  AND, it does look like Wikipedia agrees.  

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