"Let's Do It" for the end titles of Kitkast and although it sounds
like a nice sweet song, it had a few racist slurs that I cut out of
the clip I used. The line was:
"Chinks do it, Japs do it..."
I was shocked when I first heard it... Rudy and I think it may have
fallen in the public domain because of those racist slurs.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, andrew michael baron
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> We are not having a problem at all right now, but I always think
> about this with regards to our theme song that we have adopted, "Zoom
> a Little Zoom".
> It came from an album called "Space Songs" with Tom Glazer, a popular
> 1940's folk musician:
> Unlike the rest of the albums in the six-LP set produced around the
> same time, this album experienced a lapse in copyright and for some
> reason, perhaps accidentally (I think they simply forgot at the
> time), the album entered into the public domain.
> Today, as we have adopted the song for Rocketboom, the song seems to
> be "at risk" of becoming more associated with Rocketboom than it's
> original context. We also often use the other songs in the album to
> tie in our own thematic.
> Its just something I'm curious about; I wouldn't want to go back and
> take down or edit out all that music in the future.
> On Apr 24, 2006, at 3:44 AM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
> > On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:24:02 +0200, JD Lasica <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> >> Hi Andrew, it's too bad your email query didn't get more thoughtful
> >> responses here. I suspect it's because it's largely a legal question,
> >> and most of us aren't lawyers. Be that as it may ...
> > I usually don't mind giving my opinion even though I'm not a
> > lawyer, but
> > when I saw Andrew's email last night the issue struck me as
> > particulary
> > confusing/complex. I don't know what my opinion is. :o)
> >> Shall I ask my lawyer friends to weigh in? :~)
> > I'd love to hear what they have to say.
> > --
> > Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen
> > <URL: http://www.solitude.dk/ >
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