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MacBytes
Aug 9, 2003, 10:54 AM
Category: Opinion and Speculation
Link: Wired magazine takes another look at the iTMS/BuyMusic commercial similarities (http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,59958,00.html)

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nagromme
Aug 9, 2003, 02:25 PM
"Yes, there is a similarity between the ads," BuyMusic spokeswoman Stacey Doherty said. "It was meant to be a compliment to Apple."

And all along I thought the ads were trying to sell--excuse me, temporarily sublicense--music!

Mudbug
Aug 9, 2003, 02:37 PM
I thought the final line or two of the story said a mouthful:

"(The BuyMusic.com ads) are pure stealing," wrote starman, a MacNN forum poster. "Ironic, isn't it? It's what the music store is trying to keep people from doing -- stealing."

tazo
Aug 9, 2003, 05:38 PM
omg :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I got blurbed on wired.com!

my god...

MrMacMan
Aug 9, 2003, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by tazo
omg :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I got blurbed on wired.com!

my god...

hehe, good for you...

And next a /. ing! ;) ;)

BTW, why don't you put your own site in your signature? That seems kinda strange to me...

:confused:

tazo
Aug 9, 2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
hehe, good for you...

And next a /. ing! ;) ;)

BTW, why don't you put your own site in your signature? That seems kinda strange to me...

:confused:

I wasn't sure if advertising one's website in a sig was allowed...

I know! I am still waiting for their referral (/.) :)

Capt Underpants
Aug 10, 2003, 02:22 PM
I don't see why people think that Buymusic isn't copying apple's ideas and expressions. If the same people were in both ads, the only differences would be the mp3 player and the fact that it says buymusic at the end of the commercial. I don't see how exactly copying one of Apple's ads is a form of homage. It is, however, stealing and copyright infringement, IMO.