Originally Posted by Pollyanna
It's the fact that it could be settled so easily. ... It's the fact that they created something special and didn't get commensurate reward.
But the court affirmed the fact that Barrett agreed to the 1994 settlement in which he surrendered his rights to further royalties.
I doubt anyone will question his authorship of the bass lines on the recordings he played on. But the question in this case is whether he is entitled to royalties. For whatever reason, he gave that up. He took the money. In hindsight, it was the wrong move. But life goes on.