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Black Keys absurd copyright lawsuit

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There's a current running car ad(I think) that is exactly Adele's Someone like you. There's no melody, just the chord changes, but it sounds like they just took out the singing track from the song and ran with it.

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Meshuggah could single handedly end the djent genre... lol

...and none of you know wtf I'm talking about...

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This reminds me of Tom Waits & Applebees but mirroring TW is a little more obvious than Black Keys.

The Raconteurs or Howlin Rain could claim the same thing honestly with this song. Its genre influenced not a straight up copy or anything.

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v Im gonna pimp this thread I started a while ago v

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looks like we have 2 pages of "everyone rips off everyone anyway" so i don't need to get into that. i guess my question for the people who say that and still believe in intellectual property rights is "just how much does a song need to be changed before it's no longer IP?"

also how much of a book needs to be changed before i should be able to sell it without being sued?

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Would this not fall under parody laws?

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that website sounds credible, but they lost me when they didn't have pitbull on their "Top 10 Musicians Who Make Their Living Ripping Off Other Musicians" list

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If this works Stone Temple Pilots is going to own Pearl Jam a ton of cash.

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i was at the guitar store the other day and i played some bare bones minor pentatonic riffs on a gibson hollowbody

the black keys' attorneys served me with papers this morning

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Wow this kind of blows my mind. But it's not that surprising considering how many people ripped off Chuck Berry.

“Come Together” is one of those songs that make you listen to what’s on today and shake your head in disappointment. It’s the epitome of good Beatles music and the feelings behind the 70’s Occupy hippy movement. Its beat is so pure that it’s been legally covered three times, each by other great bands like Aerosmith. That’s why it’s shocking to hear that the song is so stolen, the Beatles acknowledged they stole it themselves.

In 1973, The Beatles were sued by Big Seven Music Corp which handled Chuck Berry’s “You Can’t Catch Me”. They claimed that not only was the beat from “Come Together” just Berry’s song slowed down, the lyrics were also stolen. For reference, the lyrics in question are John Lennon’s “Here come ol’ flattop, he come groovin’ up slowly” to Berry’s “Here come a flattop, he was movin’ up with me”.

Both parties settled out of court, but Lennon wasn’t done. He vowed to record three more songs owned by Big Seven Music Corp. Big Music responded politely by doing the same thing to John Lennon, releasing a series of unauthorized outtakes designed to embarrass Lennon. When it was time to take the wreckage to court, both sides lawyered up in what must have been an epic legal showdown. In the end, it was John Lennon that won, to the tune of 85 grand.

Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-hit-songs-stolen-from-other-songs.php#ixzz2JNn5OGwH

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