From: Sam Yorko
Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:26:39 -0800
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Sam Yorko wrote:
> Joe Morris wrote:
> > "Charlie Gibbs" writes:
> > [the NBC Peacock]
> > >The feathers look like glass now, so maybe they're breaking off.
> > >Maybe they'll get down to three: one red, one green, and one blue.
> > Unless the PHB in charge of changing the logo came from the print-media
> > side of in which case they'll
> > be one each of cyan, magenta, and yellow, with the peacock's body
> > pure black.
> > Trivia contest: the three notes that for decades have been the audio
> > signature of NBC were not chosen merely because they sound good. What
> > is their significance from the history of NBC?
> > Joe Morris
> I might add that that three note signature is one of the few sound
> copyrights in existance. Note that I'm not talking about the printed
> page representation of those three notes, I mean the actual sound is
> copyrighted. IIRC, there is only about five of those sound copyrights
> in existance in the US.
Well, I got it wrong. They're trademarks, not copyrights. And, sound
trademarks are rare. Tarzan's yell is another example. Music
trademarks also exist: Harlem Globetrotter's "Sweet Georga Brown"