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I am very disappointed with this ruling on many levels.

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> On Mar 12, 2015, at 11:47 AM, "Randy A. Riddle" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Listening to the two songs in question, it seemed to me like saying Les
> Brown's "Leap Frog" infringed on the copyright of Glenn Miller's "In the
> Mood".
> 
> rand
> 
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> I don't know if it will stand, but I think it's a terrible decision as far
>> as the law is concerned.
>> 
>> The Hollywood Reporter has a very good rundown on the points in dispute in
>> the copyright of the lead sheets, some of which are absurd:
>> 
>> http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/how-similar-is-blurred-lines-778635
>> 
>> The LA Weekly summed it up well:
>> 
>> *By all accounts, the attorneys and experts for Gaye’s estate didn’t really
>> prove, by any previously agreed-upon legal definition, that “Blurred Lines”
>> infringed upon the copyright of “Got to Give It Up.” All they proved,
>> according to the Hollywood Reporter
>> <
>> http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/how-similar-is-blurred-lines-778635
>>> ,
>> were similarities in the two songs’ “signature phrase,” “hook,”
>> “keyboard-bass interplay,” “lyrics” (though this was thematic, not literal
>> — in other words, the songs share no verbatim verses) and something called
>> “Theme X,” which was a counter-melody sung under the main vocal. *
>> 
>> *That might sound like a lot. Apparently the jury thought so. But
>> basically, it's all just musicologist talk for the obvious fact that,
>> structurally and rhythmically, the songs are quite similar. However, the
>> lyrics and top-line melodies — the notes sung in a lead vocal or played on
>> a lead instrument — are not the same, and those traditionally have been the
>> two elements of a song protected under copyright law.*
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150311/us--blurred_
>>> lines-song_dispute-d6fcfcecbd.html
>>> 
>>> I predict this verdict will stand, and once and for all so-called "pop
>>> musicians" will need to stop ripping off and recycling old music and old
>>> ideas and come up with something new and original. Hey kids, it was done
>>> once. It's possible to do. Marvin Gaye did it, in fact!
>>> 
>>> -- Tom Fine
>>