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Old 08-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Gorsnak is offline
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
It doesnít matter whether itís coincidental or not. You are allowed to reuse the common elements of a musical genre. There wouldnít be any such thing as a genre if you couldnít. To make a song in a genre you are intentionally using elements common to that genre. The point isnít whether itís coincidental or intentional. The point is that no one can own a genre.
To be fair, I think Go_Arachnid_Laser is arguing not that the coincidence in minor elements violates copyright, but that it is evidence that Dark Horse is intentionally copying the synth riff, and that would violate copyright.