Originally Posted by aroundtheworld
As I amended to indict in my previous post
in this thread, the actual linked article is a worthwhile one -- so now having read it and listened to the two pieces
, my estimation would be that this is not
a successfully actionable case of infringement.
I think it's totally plausible that the second song was influenced or inspired by the first, but I have a hard time seeing how it's anything but an original work on its own. I would be disappointed if Sony were to settle (not that I have reason to suspect that they would). Copyright is not protection for ideas
. It's protection for the expression of ideas
. There are similar ideas between the two pieces, but the expression is significantly different enough that I don't think her case has merit.
that may be the case, and I suppose we'll see what the courts say - but there's still no excusing the amount of hate being directed at her... the real story of that article is how she is being treated by the readers of tech dirt, the story itself is now secondary given the light of seeing just how intent these people are on destroying all artists rights.
Erin McKeown clearly does not deserve the hostility directed at her.
These are the same people who viciously attacked Lilly Allen for speaking out.
Thuggery, wow, that's innovative...