Music recognition app

Is there no museum, university or other special institution that has the full license and could provide an umbrella for the FOSS?
Are the hashes themselfs of non-free music non-free, too?
How about the software and starting with free and non-copyrighted software and people need to build up the database on their own by automatically downloading music from youtube and so on?

Good questions, have a lawyer at hand?

I sent a mail to licence-questions fsfe org.

I would donate in an eventual crowdfunding.

I got an autoresponder:

Organization: Free Software Foundation Europe e.V.
Thank you for your inquiry, which we will discuss internally and provide you with a response.
Please hold in mind that we cannot guarantee instant response times since our team consists of volunteers and license-related questions often require a complex discussion. However, we will do our best to respond within a reasonable time.

Thank you Jens. =)

I am thinking about how long do they need? When can I ask again? :wink:

For the full documentation I can paste the mail I sent:

Hi

At the F-Droid Forum “Hello” asked about a free Shazam app in the missing app thread. I started an extra thread [1] to not get offtopic.

Shazam FOSS would ne awesome.

Too complicated, hard to do without money since you’d need to
license all that music that you hash :frowning:

Is there no museum, university or other special institution that has
the full license and could provide an umbrella for the FOSS? Are the
hashes themselfs of non-free music non-free, too? How about the
software and starting with free and non-copyrighted software and
people need to build up the database on their own by automatically
downloading music from youtube and so on?

Can you answer some of the question?

Thanks

Jens Korte

[1] Music recognition app

It depends what you will do - only recognize and give name, artist, etc; or recognize then sell, or recognize then link to a streaming service, or…
Is it illegal to play music into a FOSS oscilloscope app https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.billthefarmer.scope/ and see the “fingerprint?” Nah. Is it illegal to have a submit button for users to submit those “fingerprints” to your database? Probably not, but better get legal advice and form a shell company. Is it illegal to have a FOSS front-end for youtube? https://search.f-droid.org/?q=youtube&lang=en Nah. So is it illegal to link those together? Shouldn’t be… but sounds like $millions of work.

Wikipedia is full of errors but the history is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam_(application)

(IANAL)

I found: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AcoustID

Maybe there is an Open Source support for music recognition in MusicBrainz or AcousticID but I didn’t find detailed information and there are different licenses for different data.

There is some edit support in (the desktop?) VLC which supports acoustic.org which I don’t know.

Other (maybe) useful links:

Database(s)

Content recognition

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Did someone already try https://github.com/frank240889/AutoMusicTagFixer ?

From the Readme:

For every audio file you have in your smartphone (all supported audio types by Android and jAudioTagger library), it will generate an audio fingerprint, then will connect to an ACR server and will download the correct data for every song, later will allow you to correct the song with this downloaded information; in other words, it will make a Shazam-like recognition but not from audio recorded, but over audio files you have and will correct their meta tags, including filename.

Edit: GPLv3

Encore (outdated)

Audio processing with python

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