I posted that question on the ad page but got not answer on it. So here it is, hoping it gets to someone:

Is there a copyright on the Slide-right-motion, that Apple is using to unlock the iPod?

I see that it is used in ads (like attached) and a lot more. I wanted to create a series using the same concept.

Thanks to whoever will answer this!

Copyright on sliding motion

TTehre might a be a copyright

TTehre might a be a copyright for that particular element, or maybe just a patent, but it's also very easy to copy, with a slight changes.