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Messed up: "Kookaburra" copyright

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Date: Jul 07, 2010 - 07:34 AM
The band Men At Work have been ordered to pay a slice of royalties from their song "Down Under". The reason? A very small portion used a flute bit from a 1934 song. The author's long since dead, but in Australia's crazy, bizarre *IAA bought-off copyright laws, a megacorporation sucking up "copyrights" won in court trolling over a tiny snippet of the song.

Yep. Copyright is messy. And overly burdensome these days.



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