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Old Apr 21, 2010, 01:55 PM
Ira Ira is offline
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Originally Posted by seanne View Post
Official = released by the people who own the rights, it's pretty simple I think. Doujin is what we've been using for fan arrangements and also for some original works albums by fan arrangers. If a person makes an original soundtrack for a game then it shouldn't matter if that person is also a fan arranger.
That's the thing, you're going on an incorrect definition of the term. There are doujin circles that produce strictly original work (and don't arrange) and there are also doujin sound tracks (namely those for doujin games.) And as for official, what about publishers who are just licensing the rights, is that still 'official'? Or what about a release by the original songwriter who may not own the copyright?
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