I have tried to license the Jaws theme from Universal for an IPad game I am writing. They rejected my license application.
So I looked around - and I found Dvorak's 9th symphony, 4th movement (which is not under copyright) - see here for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo1KHr-b-CA
Listen to the first few notes - sounds like Jaws, right? So I took the MIDI version of this, sampled it, repeated a couple of notes, changed tempo and pitch and came up with this:
Question: if I include this sound in my game (and play it when the shark shows up), does it in any way violate Universal's copyright on Jaws theme?