minstrel: Re: minstrel digest, copyright melodies
cmortika at rocky.itasca.net
Mon Jul 19 13:24:12 PDT 2004
A nice analysis of the "He's so Fine" / "My Sweet Lord" plagiarism suit
can be found at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/mysweet.htm
Now, this doesn't particularly apply to us. If I use a popular song as
the melodic basis of an original tune:
a) it's probably a parody.
b) it's probably not going to sound like a particularly authentic
c) it's probably not going to sell a gazillion copies and get me
embroiled in a 30-year law suit.
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