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Old 08-02-2019, 07:45 PM
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Could be. But even if they "stole" those similarities, give them a small piece of the songwriting credit. Like you would for using a small sample. At worst they took a couple small pieces of an existing song and incorporated it into a new song.
Sasmpling is theft; this was settled in the late '80s/early '90s. In most cases that are settled, the thief does have to credit the person they stole from, as well as pay them for the use of their work. This lawsuit ensures that both of those things will happen for this Katy Perry song as none of the people involved, or the giant mega-corporation that owns them all, was going to do it on their own.
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This has been going on for hundreds or thousands of years.
That's a terrible metric to use to determine whether or not something is okay; would you like a list of things that were or have been going on for hundreds or thousands of years that are objectionable today?

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