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Flash
25828.  Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:54 pm Reply with quote

Yes, they wove various bell motifs around the normal tune.

 
Ian Dunn
208551.  Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:47 am Reply with quote

This may sound like a stupid question, but is the QI theme tune in the public domain or under a free use license? I just want to ask because I am thinking of loading the theme tune on to Wikipedia's QI article.

 
Flash
208552.  Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:13 am Reply with quote

No, it hasn't been released from the normal copyright protections.

 
Ian Dunn
208555.  Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:18 am Reply with quote

OK. It's best to check these things first.

 
petipetra
210168.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:12 am Reply with quote

i use the QI theme as my ring tone.
do i now owe howard goodall money for every time my phone rings?

 
grizzly
210183.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:02 am Reply with quote

If you nicked it from the mp3 on the BBC website then the answer is probably yes. Not a good idea to go advertising the fact on this forum then...

 
smiley_face
210184.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:14 am Reply with quote

I really want the BBC News Theme (as in the one Bill Bailey takes the mick out of in his stand up) as my ringtone, except I can't work out how to get hold of it.

 
grizzly
210188.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:38 am Reply with quote

There was a news story about 2 months ago about the News 24 theme and the fact that some people (very sad) watch the news every hour just to listen to it. Have you ever heard the full 60 second version? I have LOL

 
smiley_face
210190.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:45 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
There was a news story about 2 months ago about the News 24 theme and the fact that some people (very sad) watch the news every hour just to listen to it. Have you ever heard the full 60 second version? I have LOL

Being an insomniac without Sky, I do find myself listening to BBC News 24 at 3am when they play the full version.

 
smiley_face
210193.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:50 am Reply with quote

Aha! I've found the full three minute version embedded in the BBC website. Some ripping to mp3 is in order, I feel!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/5004688.stm

That seems to be the website of a BBC competition they ran which asked people to send in remixes of the original.

David Wartnaby's is particularly good, I have to say.

 
petipetra
210198.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:03 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
If you nicked it from the mp3 on the BBC website then the answer is probably yes. Not a good idea to go advertising the fact on this forum then...

well, nicked it is a bit harsh, there's a button that basically says "download here", so it can't be that illegal, can it?

 
smiley_face
210199.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:06 am Reply with quote

I generally go on the "If it deprives the artist of money, then don't do it" philosophy. It's not as if petipetra is making any money out of using the QI tune as a ringtone, and isn't depriving Howard Goodall of money, since the track isn't on sale.

 
MinervaMoon
210230.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:23 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
If you nicked it from the mp3 on the BBC website then the answer is probably yes.


Thank you for not telling me that when I played mine for you. ::hurries and . . . doesn't change her ringtone at all::

I periodically switch my ringtone from the QI Theme, the BBC News Theme (but not the Bill Bailey remix; that's a fun idea), and a few distinctive others. You might call it free advertising for Howard Goodall (and the other composers).

 
petipetra
210236.  Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:37 am Reply with quote

i think i will call it that, should someone give me trouble about it.

 
Charel
217639.  Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:12 pm Reply with quote

I can't find the music on the bbc.com/qi page, could anyone point me in the right direction?

 

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