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Apple? Violating Copyright?

by TylerA / January 23, 2006 9:44 AM PST

I also sent this to Tom, Molly, and V via e-mail.

The following link will show you a pretty interesting video. It shows the apple intel commercial side by side with some clips taken out of the "Such Great Heights" music video by The Postal Service. Both are original and un-edited material. Pretty interesting, just thought I would point it out to you guys.

Here is the link:
http://www.eliteproductionswi.com/apple-ps/AppleIntel-vs-PostalService.mp4

Pretty interesting, saying that Apple is normally the one handing out all the lawsuits.

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by Dilbert278 / January 23, 2006 10:17 AM PST
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Fab Access
by gregthomson / January 23, 2006 12:57 PM PST

Most (if not all) semiconductor manufacturing fabs would never allow anyone to video any part of their process. I am amazed that this footage even exists.

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Lame
by MacHugger / January 23, 2006 1:14 PM PST

Very misleading. The Postal Service video is between 3 and 4 minutes long so this idiot goes and pulls clips from a 30 second commercial and scrubs through the entire 4 minute video to find clips that sort of match.

The whole purpose of these shots is to drive home the senstitive environment of a high-tech clean room: Show the robot arm changing a platter of silicon, show the sterile suits, show the stuff happening inside the machine. THere aren't a whole lot of money shots besides these in a clean room. The rest of it is standard, Hollywood over-the-sholder shots or dramatic slow-mo long shots for effect.

The rocket scientist trying to prove Apple "ripped them off" misleads people who don't bother to read the fine print to know that he/she cut up the 4 minute video (clips out of order, no less) to match the Apple ad.

Lame.

-Kevin

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by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / January 23, 2006 11:50 PM PST

it wasn't Apple's fault, it was the same director. They made a bad judgement call. True, Apple hasn't pulled the commercial, but they also haven't been threatened legally.

It might be bad taste, but the director's can't sue themselves.

I'm SO SICK of this story!

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