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Old 08-05-2019, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
OK, I knew there was something nagging me about this case, and I've finally picked out what it is: The six notes in common between these two songs are, in fact, the first six notes of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas". So just who was copying riffs, here?
It’s a lot more than just that. Take a look at this analysis

These songs are not similar enough to support infringement.

And what is similar about them isn’t original. It’s just common musical elements.

This musicologist totally snowjobbed the jury.

Congress should really take away jury trials in technical cases like this.
*I'm experimenting with E, em, and es and emself as pronouns that do not indicate any specific gender nor exclude any specific gender.

Last edited by Acsenray; 08-05-2019 at 05:47 PM.