This is sad on so many levels. What kind of producer would risk their name as being labeled a biter. I bet we will see a lot more stories of young chop stealing tracks. The worst part is some people are saying its not stealing but its "re-making" i thought they were one it the same
Legally shouldn't vybe be entitled to all the mechanical royalties/revenue made from this song. as he has owns the copyright ?
yea, lack of natural or security in there own talent drives people to do ****ed up shit. after someone does that once and is found out though there work is always going to be suspect. I take satisfaction in the no personal pride thing or character. cuz I could give a **** what someone else thinks of a thief, I want the thief to know that of themselves. I got jumped for 5 of my notebooks once, this shit pisses me off.
compositional copyright is applicable in all music as long as it created to be used together. melody is dependent on what the music being used jointly with it is saying. note for note is infringement. using the same thematic and unique aspects of the same music is infringement. it is theft. period.
that is the exact reason that there is a thing called "work for hire".
Should Clyde Stupefied be considered a cowriter with James Brown? Funky Drummer influenced quite a bit of Hip Hop...
Was he a work for hire? Yes. Is he entitled to any JB cowrites or Public Enemy writes? No.