That might just be the coolest thing I ever seen on the interwebs. Amazing stuff.
4 posts • joined 4 Feb 2010
This is a stupid decision and it just goes to show what is wrong with Copyright laws around the world. MaW included about 2 bars from the song as a tribute by an Australian band to a part of Australian culture. Hardly an attempt to plagiarise.
What was the actual loss to the rights holder? Nothing!
However there is one part of this case that I find absolutely hilarious. The action was brought against EMI and SonyBMG. Who are the "pirates" now?
Also Larrakin are trolls - from the report on the ABC website:
"Costs are yet to be determined but Larrikin's solicitor Adam Simpson says they could run to 60 percent of the income derived from the song.
"Obviously the more the better, but it depends," he said."
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