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Old July 26th, 2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
Have a few questions.

1.) Does anyone know if the visualizer, on iTunes, is affected by the beat of the music?

2.) If you are able to put these moving effects on video, and then include ( edit them into a project), are you violating any copy right laws, since they follow no specific pattern?

3.) Can they be copy righted by Mac/Apple or anyone else for that matter?


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Old July 26th, 2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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Yes, the tempo or beat effects the colors, patterns and tempo of the designs. I do not believe that it would violate any copyright laws. However, I'm not an attorney and I don't give legal advice. I would print out a copy of the iTunes EULA and have your attorney review it before undertaking any big commercial venture.
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Old July 26th, 2003, 04:16 PM   #3
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That's a good question. There are tons of visualizers out there that do the same thing (WiMP has one, as well as Winamp and a bunch of other music programs). I would expect that while the iTunes one might be a set of copyrighted algorithms, you could probably find an open source one and in that case it would be fine to use. On the other hand, it would be pretty hard to tell which program you got it from so you're probably fine ;)
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Old July 26th, 2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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Even many freeware programs restrict commercial use of their software. The authors may just want a mention or a link to their site etc., It's always best to check before diving in.
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