The music in WWDC 2008

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Watabou, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Do you guys remember when "It's a small world" played when El Jobso was showing how many countries Apple added to the list? It's not playing or not there for some reason now. It's like the whole audio got bleeped out for some reason. Why did it get removed?

    Link to the video: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/0806wdt546x/event/index.html
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They didn't get permission from Disney to include in the filming.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Haha! Really? I was wondering why it didn't work the second (don't make fun of me) time I watched the keynote. But I thought Apple pretty much owned Disney, since Jobs is the majority share holder at Disney (Do I have my facts straight?)
     
  4. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm knew it was something like that.

    Oh well. It was a great moment while it lasted. :(
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Er, no. Steve got about 7% of Disney shares as part of the Pixar deal, so he's the largest individual shareholder, but holds far from a majority of shares. And just because he's part owner doesn't mean that Disney shouldn't obtain a licensing fee from Apple for use of the song. Apple deemed it wasn't worth the effort and/or cost of doing so.
     
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    ahhh Alright, thanks for clearing that up for me.
     

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