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Old 02-07-2010, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Thought-provoking copyright ruling down under

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold View Post
Nonsense Pol.......utter nonsense. What's the right of appeal?
They can take it to the full bench at the NSW Court of Appeal (and I'm sure they will). If that fails they can go to the High Court.

Originally Posted by Hauk
I think the whole idea of buying rights to a song (other than just the right to publish it) is ridiculous. Why should a company (or individual) have any stake in the artistic content of a song they didn't write, record, or even fund in the first place?
I don't have a problem with that. If the rights are sold by the artist to the company then on a basic level that sale of intellectual property is no different to the sale of a bricks and mortar company constructed by an owner-builder. The creator has sold his or her stake.

A bit weird that they can claim damages for the alleged use of the folk song before they even owned it, though. And you'd think that if it was genuine intellectual property theft it would be so obvious that action would have been taken 30 years ago.
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