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Black Keys absurd copyright lawsuit

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Never heard of em

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all of the great black musicians that got ripped off legitimately by the likes of elvis presley are rolling over in their graves.

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I'm almost dizzy from all the irony of a white band that got famous from making blues music suing others for copyright infringement.

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You could make a case for virtually every song ever created is a 'ripoff' of something else. That's kind of how music works.

Of course there's a fine line to balance but still...

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all of the great black musicians that got ripped off legitimately by the likes of elvis presley are rolling over in their graves.

led zeppelin too

their first two albums were basically just loud, heavy blues covers they tried to pass off as original songwriting. compare the songwriting credits on the original vinyls to what you see on the CD reissues after they got sued.

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Maybe the Black Keys are just smarter than all of us, and they realize their music has no substance whatsoever so they are trying to get every last dime before they slip off into irrelevancy.

I'm an old school White Stripes fan what can I say.

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Well this isnt a lawsuit on other bands..this is when a beer commercial makes a song that sounds just like Nirvana's "smells like teen spirit" and changes one note of the bass line and the ringing guitar part..just a bit....but you know what it is trying to be. That particular song was used in ESPN highlights..radio shows..just a sad ripoff.

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Well this isnt a lawsuit on other bands..this is when a beer commercial makes a song that sounds just like Nirvana's "smells like teen spirit" and changes one note of the bass line and the ringing guitar part..just a bit....but you know what it is trying to be. That particular song was used in ESPN highlights..radio shows..just a sad ripoff.

Didn't see that... that's completely different and justified...

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no it isn't. You can't copyright "garage-rock-blues" just because a certain type of people are using it for certain things.

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no it isn't. You can't copyright "garage-rock-blues" just because a certain type of people are using it for certain things.

No, but if they take essentially the same song and copy it, changing only one thing that's a problem... I agree that the "music style copyright" thing is BS.

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No, but if they take essentially the same song and copy it, changing only one thing that's a problem... I agree that the "music style copyright" thing is BS.

that's not the way it works... i deal with stock music all the time... they can't mimic something that closely legally. It usually sounds like garbage and all it's really intended to do is remind you of the song in question... Every f*cking blues song in the world sounds the same... you can't write a blues song that hasn't already been written... the fact that the black keys think they can add distortion and suddenly they own it is absurd.

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I agree.

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