Sunday, July 25, 2010

Music lyric infringement cases are a murky area - chicagotribune.com

The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys via last.fm

Music lyric infringement cases are a murky area - chicagotribune.com: "Originality seems a far-off concept in this summer of the regurgitated 'A-Team' and 'Karate Kid,' the umpteenth 'Robin Hood,' the fourth 'Shrek,' the third 'Toy Story' and 'Twilight,' the second 'Iron Man' and 'Sex and the City,' the first (and last?) 'MacGruber' and the first 'Last Airbender'? With Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg's ' California Gurls' (as opposed to the Beach Boys' 'California Girls') topping Billboard's Hot 100, and Ke$ha's 'Your Love Is My Drug' (as opposed to Roxy Music's 'Love Is the Drug') in the Top 10?

And individual creative rights? In this era of free-for-all sampling and rampant illegal downloading?"