Re: Audio...

On Mon, May 22, 2000 at 06:27:53PM -0700, Derek Simkowiak wrote:
> -> > closet.  I'd be happy to digitize it, if anyone cares, and if it still
> -> > works.
> -> 
> -> I'm pretty sure (read >99%) that GNOME wouldn't be able to redistribute it.
> 	Things to consider:
> 1) Commodore is now out of business (what happens to trademarks?) 

The company or bank that owns Commodore still owns all its IP.

> 2) I'm not sure that particular sound was ever trademarked.  It played
> (IIRC) even before the video system came up.  It was in the ROM of the
> machine itself, and I *think* the A1000 came out before Commodore got the
> rights to it (and subsequent Amigas did not have that sound).
> 3) There's a good chance that the current copyright owner might be an Open
> Source fan (as so many Amiga people now are), and that a license is
> obtainable for cheap/free.

It's messy, and I'm not a lawyer. :)

That might be the case but until that time...

> -> But I'm not saying that someone can't recreate it, provided its a scale
> -> or a tone burst.
> 	It would be pretty cool to have an orchestrated version of that
> sound...  It was fairly fast, you'd probably want a staccato(sp?) trumpet,
> or maybe violins.  Or better yet, a harsh electric guitar sound!  Maybe we
> could get Trent Reznor to do a version of us.

Heh, if we're going to that far why not create our own?


All music aspires to the condition of muzak.

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