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Apple's Startup Chime Now a Registered Trademark
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 12:17 AM EST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_trademark

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Apple's Startup Chime Now a Registered Trademark
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 12:34 AM EST
I tend to agree with it. It is distinctly linked to the product, like the Loony
Tunes signature,

Tufty

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Reason for the news?
Authored by: ailuromancy on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 01:31 AM EST

"Apple patents sliced bread" stories are popular at the moment. The obvious explanation is that these stories sell advertising, but why? I think Apple is becoming a litigation company, and I like these stories because they confirm my prejudice. There are plenty of people posting comments about how annoyed they are about Apple's current business model and plenty more people saying "it ain't so". Controversy proves people read the article and (presumably) saw the adverts that feed journalists.

Have we reached the point where fanboys and shills generate controversy that fuels more articles about Apple becoming a litigation company?

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Apple's Startup Chime a Musical Atrocity
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 03:35 AM EST
30 cents flat is a mechanical failure, not slightly out of tune.
The mushy synth has a totally unidentifiable timbre.
The professional musicians I worked with laughed,
more at the prententiousness of it, "real" computers
did nothing, or had a tiny beep.

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Interesting...
Authored by: albert on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 03:27 PM EST
I noticed they specified the tuning as A = 432.4 Hz. Why? This simple major
chord would sound terribly out of tune to most instruments, which observe the
standard pitch reference of A = 440 Hz. I doubt it possible to trademark a
chord. You certainly couldn't copyright it, or any chord, or any sequence of
chords. Has software patent madness infected the trademarks division? No, folks
have been trademarking music in relation to a certain field of endeavor for a
while now.

Why would Apple trademark something that no one on earth would want to steal?

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No problem with this
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 09:00 PM EST
Graphics and so on are also protected by copyright, but can be trademarks too.
The trick is whether there is a strong association with a particular product.

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