A topic that involves almost all of us. I'm sound designing a show right now where just about every scene is in a new location. The director says there's going to be minimal, if any scenery, so it's up to the LD and me to create these locations. I plan on going out and recording some of the sound effects I need myself, but I know I won't be able to record all of them. Say I go to a site like Sounddogs.com, or get sounds from the library here at school (or the Chicago public library), how do the copyright laws apply to them if I wanted to use them for this show? For sounddogs, is it I pay for the file, then it's mine to use as I see fit, or are there strings attached? Or am I over-thinking this for a college production?