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CJS1
417705.  Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:34 pm Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just wondered if there is any way of getting the QI theme tune as an mp3... my wife likes it loads and I'd like to put it on her mobile as her ring tone.

Thanks for any replies.

Great show!
Chris.

 
Andrew
417706.  Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:40 pm Reply with quote

Hi

It used to be available on this site but I believe it may have been removed...

 
barbados
417768.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:00 am Reply with quote

You're not wrong there Andrew. It should also have been removed from all other qi related sites (however loosely linked)

 
QiScorpion
417802.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:01 am Reply with quote

Why has it been removed?

 
suze
417875.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote

At the request of the composer, whose intellectual property it is.

 
QiScorpion
418006.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:03 pm Reply with quote

surely it is to the benefit of the composer that people wish to download it?

 
MinervaMoon
418007.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:07 pm Reply with quote

How would it benefit the composer if everyone could download it for free?

 
barbados
418015.  Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:32 pm Reply with quote

It's my understanding that someone was a little less than complimentary about it and Mr Goodall exercised his right to withdraw it from the public domain.

 
dianagram
423837.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:42 pm Reply with quote

barbados wrote:
It's my understanding that someone was a little less than complimentary about it and Mr Goodall exercised his right to withdraw it from the public domain.


Perhaps we could start a 2nd petition to have the music put back in the public domain?

 
QiScorpion
423848.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:09 pm Reply with quote

dianagram wrote:
barbados wrote:
It's my understanding that someone was a little less than complimentary about it and Mr Goodall exercised his right to withdraw it from the public domain.


Perhaps we could start a 2nd petition to have the music put back in the public domain?


I second that motion. Please? I'd love to download that music.

And it benefits the composer because his work is being recognised ergo his fame is spreading.

 
MinervaMoon
423877.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:03 pm Reply with quote

You can't start a petition to take the right to withhold his own work away from the person who owns it. Or rather, you can, but it would be rather stupid, like "Petition to make the next Stephen King book free online!" or "Petition to make the latest Fratellis album free for download!"

 
Izzardesque
423893.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:19 pm Reply with quote

Not quite - if he allowed it free once and then withdrew becuase of negative comments, an upswell of positive attention could make him change his mind.

 
bobwilson
423983.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:14 pm Reply with quote

Hang on - surely if it was released into the public domain Mr G must have relinquished his rights?

 
suze
424006.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:06 pm Reply with quote

But it wasn't released into the public domain - Mr Goodall merely chose not to enforce his rights for a time. But for the reason discussed, he then changed his position and now asserts his rights over the tune in the usual way.

 
bobwilson
424016.  Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:39 pm Reply with quote

Well now - there's a fine point of law. I recall an exchange in Private Eye not so long ago which went thusly:

Private Eye reported that a school had been using (pisspoor)Portakabins as temporary accomodation due to the ineptitude of builders.

Portakabin (the company) wrote to Private Eye pointing out that the temporary buildings were actually not Portakabins but of some other make; that PE should use the description "temporary buildings" or similar; and that Portakabin was a registered trademark.

Private Eye published the letter under the heading of "What a sad way to make a living". (And headed every other letter in the same edition with Portakabin no matter what the subject matter).

In the next edition PE published a raft of letters on the subject - including one (I believe from a copyright lawyer) that said (I'm paraphrasing) "actually, it's not a sad way to make a living at all. If Portakabin don't take active steps to protect their intellectual property, the word Portakabin would become a generic term and Portakabin would lose their rights to the name."

That exchange seems to suggest that if you don't enforce your copyright (or at least try to), and you are aware that those rights are being infringed, then you are deemed to have forfeited those rights.

That would seem to imply that since Mr G knew his work was being openly made available he'd implicitly rescinded any copyright in the work. (Possibly unless all the download sites also carried a notice of copyright and a notice stating that making the work available did not imply a rescinding of copyright).

One for Fudgie or another suitably qualified mekanik methinks?

 

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