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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

walmart is selling a cristmas snowman that sings ice ice baby but took away the queen riff just to aviod royalties!

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee><font color=brown>poop dude wrote:

walmart is selling a cristmas snowman that sings ice ice baby but took away the queen riff just to aviod royalties!


Wouldn't that be the manufacturer of the snowman - and NOT the seller of the snowman?


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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can it sing "Ice Ice Baby" without the queen riff?

And who the heck would buy that anyway?

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Posted: 23 Dec 05, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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How can it sing "Ice Ice Baby" without the queen riff?

And who the heck would buy that anyway?
my sister did and it was made by walmart

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee><font color=brown>poop dude wrote:

Champipple wrote:

How can it sing "Ice Ice Baby" without the queen riff?

And who the heck would buy that anyway?
my sister did and it was made by walmart


Walmart do NOT make products. They have others make them under the Walmart name. So even if it says Walmart on the lable, it was almost certainly made in Taiwan or Korea. I guess they also make the same products for ASDA in UK.

It is those people - the people who made it - who made that choice.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They dont have to pay royalties unless they use the exact bit from the record do they? Which they wouldnt. Theyd use a horrible midi file sounding thingy.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The child labor in Taiwan and Bangladesh choses to have the snowman sing an altered version of ice ice baby that doesn't have the queen riff but has it dance to the missing riff just so walmart can have low prices! it was made by child labor!!!

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Wal-mart for removing anything remotely connected to Queen from a crappy song coming out of a cheap, crappy product.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<marquee><font color=brown>poop dude wrote:

The child labor in Taiwan and Bangladesh choses to have the snowman sing an altered version of ice ice baby that doesn't have the queen riff but has it dance to the missing riff just so walmart can have low prices! it was made by child labor!!!


who gives a fuck? - so what? bloody hell! lighten up, and keep you argument on track. don't change your point because someone far more intellignet (not exactly mission impossible is it?) has shot down your original point!

royalties are paid in the UK for any sound clips longer than 30 secs in length - this is why Talksport have cut all their use of recognised tunes to 15-20secs




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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just a thought, but maybe we should be focusing on the fact that child labour created this product, not that a Queen song is being used on it.

This just goes to show how important world issues are to some people.



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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And... the product was probably made in China. Not even Korea can compete with their manufacturing force these days.
GH, let him change topics. Isn't it much easier than standing ground?

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brandon wrote:

And... the product was probably made in China. Not even Korea can compete with their manufacturing force these days.
GH, let him change topics. Isn't it much easier than standing ground?
the topic is the fucking snowman not the royalties problems include: Child labor, foreign outsourcing (the electronic part),and avoiding of royalties. (not even vanilla ice gets money because they changed the lyrics and shorthened the song).

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 23:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is it that Walmart gets pooped on, but Target or K-Mart gets off scott free?


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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have some pants from target that i found out were made in bangladesh.

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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KMART IS FOR HICKS even more so than walmart

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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rip Van Winkle wrote:

Why is it that Walmart gets pooped on, but Target or K-Mart gets off scott free?


I'll pick on them as well when necessary! But really, there are far more western retailers than the above three who are guilty of using child labour to their benefit. It's how capitalism works. I can't believe how many people still don't know this yet.



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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Rip Van Winkle wrote:

Why is it that Walmart gets pooped on, but Target or K-Mart gets off scott free?


I'll pick on them as well when necessary! But really, there are far more western retailers than the above three who are guilty of using child labour to their benefit. It's how capitalism works. I can't believe how many people still don't know this yet.


I am aware that K-mart and Target also use child labor.

Remember only a few years ago when Kathy Lee Gifford had a clothing line sold at and endorsed by K-mart that used child labor and sweat shops in 3rd world countries and she ''claimed'' she ''knew nothing about it''. Right.

They all use child labor mostly in foreign countries and probably a few hideen and tucked away right here in the USA as well.


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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NYC has the most in america so far as sweat shops