Latest copyright nonsense

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Lazos
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Re: Latest copyright nonsense

Post by Lazos » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:46 am

As I thought. The flute is similar. Victory for the underdog though? Bullshit, indeed.

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Re: Latest copyright nonsense

Post by crumhorn » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:23 am

smutek wrote:
am wrote: The whole thing is dodgy... this company "larikin music' apparently bought the rights, then sat on them for 15 years until someone on a music quiz TV show pointed out that the melodies were similar.

They then sue these guys who worked hard for years to get onto the world stage and get into a position where they could release a song that could become popular.
And to top it off, the Lawyer for Larkin Music touted the ruling as "a victory for the underdog".
Yes, couldn't help noticing that particular bit of hypocrassy myself.

If this kind of thing catches on it will be very damaging for music in general. But the lawyers will probably claim the opposite, that they are helping to save the industry by clamping down on copyright infringements, and protecting "the little guy" from being ripped off, when in fact they are the ones doing the ripping off.
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Re: Latest copyright nonsense

Post by UKRuss » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:38 am

Ooo, I chipped in with the other thread sorry.

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