Did you know that the first 9 notes of Beethoven’s beautiful Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise“, were actually copyrighted in November, 2003? A Dutch trademark agency named ShieldMark won the exclusive rights to the first nine notes claiming it was a test case to determine “whether it was possible to register sounds as trademarks. The judgment in the Für Elise case of 27 November 2003 is clear on the subject and now constitutes applicable law in the entire European Union.”
Pretty weird, huh? If you’re interested you can read more about it here: http://www.furelise.com/.
Hope you enjoy the dancing Julia Set Mandelbulb3D fractal.