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Old 08-04-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
But that only infringes a copyright if that synth riff by itself is protectable expression. That's what I'm trying to get folks to see hereŚwe never reach the question of whether actual copying took place if we can't specifically answer the question of what exactly about the plaintiff's work is protectable?
I don't disagree, but it would seem that the courts do. Between this and Blurred Lines, and numerous cases being settled in spite of likely being without legal merit, it seems like it's becoming part of the cost of being a pop star to pay off random people claiming that you've ripped off their obscure song that you've never heard in your life.