View Full Version : what about..a 2 second altered rule?


JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 03:09 PM
Hi, everyone, I recently completed my first cartoon, and my composer thought it would be hilarious to use a bit of a lady gaga song as the character's ringtone. it was funny indeed, but I don't know if it's acceptable in case I want to include the cartoon in a future dvd release. he did alter it a bit, but again, I'm not familiar with copyrights and music [it seems that the infamous "30 second rule" has been revealed to be a myth]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Nfpiyf9cw

[if you don't want to watch the entire cartoon, please just skip to 3:46 for the ringtone issue.]

well, please let me know if I need to go back to the editing room and replace it with a much more common ringtone.

thanks for reading and/or watching,

-Jared Kowis

knightly
12-22-2010, 06:13 PM
This is very much a lawyer question. I don't know the law on that at all... I just avoid like the plague to prevent this stuff in my work... I was disqualified from the first Heinz commercial competition for one of my actors wearing a t-shirt with a logo on it that they didn't have rights to. I could have won (perhaps not), but for that one error in licensing violation on my part.

JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 06:21 PM
This is very much a lawyer question. I don't know the law on that at all... I just avoid like the plague to prevent this stuff in my work... I was disqualified from the first Heinz commercial competition for one of my actors wearing a t-shirt with a logo on it that they didn't have rights to. I could have won (perhaps not), but for that one error in licensing violation on my part.

yikes. yeah, I think I'm going to just re-edit that ringtone out. can't take the risk. thanks for replying.

JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 08:01 PM
re-edited. I think it came out much better, and my paranoia is set to rest. thanks for the input.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwsw8jX1Vnk

Zensteve
12-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Heh, that was pretty good.

I'd totally use a Reality On/Off switch all day, if I had one.

JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 08:57 PM
who wouldn't? and thank you. I still have about a thousand more things to learn, though. I just need to keep practicing.

VPTurner
12-22-2010, 11:16 PM
This video has been removed by the user. :(

Edit: Nevermind. Second link for the re-edit works. :)

JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 11:27 PM
This video has been removed by the user. :(

Edit: Nevermind. Second link for the re-edit works. :)

yeah, I figured I should just re-edit and upload. shouldn't have even wasted a post and people's time posting it if I was going to re-edit anyway...but...too late. lol.

VPTurner
12-22-2010, 11:32 PM
I liked it. Good job.

I'm right next door to you, BTW, in Cypress. You, me, and Indiebudget (Eugene) should collaborate on something.

:cheers:

JaredKowis
12-22-2010, 11:34 PM
oh, really...wow..that's a strange development. yeah, while I'm here, we should totally collaborate. if you have an idea, just message me.