AOL commercial stole the "glass" sound from OS X?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by coolbreeze, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Hmm. Just watching TV and saw a commercial for AOL's last ditch effort, AOL for Broadband. During the commercial I hear the mac sound "glass" ding, and I say to myself "hmm, that sounds awfully familiar." Then, I hear it again.

    Um, did AOL really have to use the exact sound that is integrated in Mac OSX? Is there any type of copyright on that sort of thing (I'm sure M$ has copyrights on it's sounds, etc).

    Check out the commercial. It's pretty cheap of them.

    Happy Comcast broadband customer (former AOL sucker from 1994-2000).
  2. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2002
    i think that it may sound the same, but be slightly different. also i think it might not be possible to copyright something like that. but you are right, AOL sucks, a lot.
  3. Keith Purfield macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2003
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Well, AOL has been getting cheaper and cheaper (in quality) since the growth of broadband.

    Another Happy Comcast broadband customer

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