Does the Duck mascot's hip-hop act put UO's deal with Disney in peril?

Does the Duck mascot's hip-hop act put UO's deal with Disney in peril? »Play Video

EUGENE, Ore. -- What started as a student project has turned into an Internet sensation, an anthem for Oregon football and -- but of course -- a controversy.

"I Love My Ducks" was produced and written by the student trio of Brian McAndrew, Jamie Slade and Michael Bishop.

They had a fellow student wear the duck mascot head in the video, and that's where the controversy arises.

The University of Oregon athletic department is afraid that the unauthorized use of the mascot will jeopardize their agreement with the Disney Corporation allowing the university to use the Donald-esque duck.

"The university does not own the Duck, does not own the mascot," Dave Williford with the UO athletic department said. "It is copyrighted by Disney. Anything other than use for sporting events, we need to request permission from Disney in advance."

But the guys who made the video say they cannot edit out the duck now.

"Like if you wanted to put something over it, having to like key-frame something over his head, would be ... it would take too much time," McAndrew said. "We've got class, we're students. I don't have time to do that."

The video went viral on the Internet and has appeared on numerous natonal media outlests, including the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio.