The other day I saw this interview on TV where a guy complained about people (read: cheezy rappers) making covers of songs he’d written. The way I understood it, anyone can cover any song as long as they pay royalties to the writer/composer.
Can you get a patent on a song?
If not, does that mean it’s possible to make a commercial where they sing “Whenever there is fun there’s always Crappy-Generic-Brand-cola” legally?
For those of you who were expecting something else:
The Patent Song - (To the tune of Camptown Races)
Einsten was a patent clerk, doo-dah! doo-dah!
Wrote his theory after work, Oh! doo-dah day!
Patenting all night! Patenting aw forget it…
“No! You can’t take my medicine, I need every brain cell blazing to outwit my invisible enemies!”