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Old 2008-06-12, 06:21 PM   #16
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I've seen several different businesses around here w/ the name McDonalds in it.

I'm pretty sure in all cases one or more of the people who started the business had McDonald or McDonalds as their last name.

I thought this allowed them to get around copywrite laws.

I heard of a similar dispute w/ a different business name and the owners defense was it was his last name. I don't remember how it turned out.
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Old 2008-06-13, 12:56 AM   #17
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Why would you want to change your name? Zenith productions right? or is it just Zenith.

Zenith sounds cool
Sorry, typo for the poll

Because there's soo many things called Zenith. Zenith, Team Zenith, Zenith team, zenith pro, zenith pro, zenith productions, zenith pro team, team zenith pro, all the same thing .

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Old 2008-06-13, 04:42 AM   #18
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Is there anything called Mcdonalds besides the resturant?

Sure theres things like the A.M.M.W.A.M.R.P.C.P (Allen "Mcdonalds" Metal Welding Association for the Mentally Retarded or Physically Challenged People)

But are there any companys that are JUST called Mcdonalds? I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be aloud.

Thats why when you watch movie spoof they slightly miss spell something, to avoid law suits and copyrights. Well, atleast that was my understanding.


Back on topic, If I were you I would change the name. Given this new infomation.


Editl: Yes I made up the a.m.m.w.a.m.r.p.c.p lol
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Old 2008-06-13, 05:05 AM   #19
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i really doubt copyright is going to matter. They arent doing anything commercial.

Its just like how you can use ANY song in your uni videos, if youre not selling it then nobody will come after you for $
I'm no expert on international copyright law, so I won't comment on the overall issue. However, as far as using songs in your videos, there's plenty of artists who have enforced their copyrights on music used in videos. Unigeezer posted about getting a letter to that effect about music in a video of his. Prince has even pulled a video off of youtube featuring a toddler dancing to one of his songs in the background. Come after you for $$? Probably not. But able to use any song in your video? Not exactly either.

About the original post, looks very cool! Can't wait to see the full project!

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That may be a bit different. Although the video may be free (?), Prince is using it to promote himself and encourage people to buy his music.

The same argument could possibly be made for music in uni vids. You aren't making money from them directly, but they could be seen as self and sponsor promotion and therefore making money.

Really though all this is probably nothing to worry about unless you are making a significant amount of money (like enough to pay rent), or the vid go'es mainstream.
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And what about the blog
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I don't understand what the purpose of the blog is for.

What professional services does your company offer? (In other words, it has Pro in the name...so I assume you do something as a paid occupation, which is the definition of professional).

Regarding the name, Joe stated it best. There are two Apple's out there. One does music, the other computers. However, it is sometimes hard to tell which one is doing what, and that has caused some suites to fly.

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I don't understand what the purpose of the blog is for.

What professional services does your company offer? (In other words, it has Pro in the name...so I assume you do something as a paid occupation, which is the definition of professional).

Regarding the name, Joe stated it best. There are two Apple's out there. One does music, the other computers. However, it is sometimes hard to tell which one is doing what, and that has caused some suites to fly.

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Just to put all the news and the vid on there. Instead of searching around on the forums or all websties.

Any, it's not a compagny. Zenithproductions.blogspot.com was already taken.
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