Another plagerism lawsuit. The floodgates have been opened

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  1. Tuneup

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    Steve Ronsen:

    Lady Gaga.
     
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    probably ripping my self off at this point over the years...drop tuning - change words ..off & running
     
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    Will the attorney fees make it worthwhile though?
     
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    effectively patenting melodies will have a chilling effect
     
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    I agree, it IS ugly head!
     
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    Are you the undercover Grammar Police?

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    I just read about this the other day. He's So Fine publishing rights were owned by Bright Tunes Music Corporation who sued George Harrison and ABKCO music, who was managing GH's material. After years of negotiation ABKCO, the co-defendant, acquired Bright Tunes and their copyrights, so it wasn't Harrison, just his co-defendant. ABKCO, after acquiring the rights turned around and sued Harrison and won. The notorious Allen Klein.
     
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    More evidence that it is long past time to leave tonal music behind...
     
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    So it should cost her money even if she didn't do anything wrong?
     
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    Valens didn't write La Bamba and the Beatles didn't write Twist and Shout.
    La Bamba is an old traditional song and Twist and Shout is by Bert Berns and Phil Medley.
    Spector produced the first version by the Top Notes

    And Berns who hated Spectors production produced the Isley Brothers version.
     
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    I'm sure it's already costing her quite a bit, but she knows what she's doing. Choosing that particular attorney sends a clear message to the entire world: "Do not F with me."
     
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    So Everytime I used G,A and B together I have pay a royalty?

    BOLOGNA!
     
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    I know, thanks! I wasn't making any claims about them. They kind of illustrate the difficulty of trademarking discrete elements of a popular song however.
     
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    Oh oh, another lawsuit.
     
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    He rambles on a bit about digital possibilities of a 5-minute mp3, but narrows it down to the question at hand around the 3:40 mark or so.
     
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    A "fair use" claim would probably absolve most infringement claims. One could assert that both ice ice baby and my sweet lord were transformative works that created new music out of an older melody or bass line. The claim has been used successfully in parody song cases but never in a regular case. Their a good discussion of it's use here.
     
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    Tell it to the Judge.
     
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