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    Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Throwing a bone to the lawyer types on the board:

    In the end, it's entirely possible that there was infringement here. Certainly the judge -- despite all of the problems with Harley's actions in the case -- felt the songs were similar enough to grant summary judgment. But if you're looking for a guide in how not to go about a lawsuit, this seems to be it.
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...-herself.shtml

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Hilarious. This reads like something out of a good sitcom:

    JUDGE: I will not entertain questions. Your motion also indicated that the manner of the removal of the reference also indicated some sort of bias. Everything that has been done in this matter has proceeded according to the routine practice for all matters that have come to me.

    MS. HARLEY: Objection.

    JUDGE: That is it, counsel. We are adjourned on this matter. Thank you.

    MS. HARLEY: Objection.

    THE CLERK: All rise.

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    Thanks for the link jojo. I'm going to check out the docket. Curious to see what actual damages she proved. As the article notes, very unusual to opt for actual damages over statutory damages.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Objection! (I received my law degree from Columbia.... turns out the BAR requires one from THIS country)

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    Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.
    I agree completely.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    66 people read this and no one got my reference? I am now sad for Redszone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Intellectual property law (patents and copyrights) in this country is broken.
    I practice in this area and I couldn't agree more.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    66 people read this and no one got my reference? I am now sad for Redszone.
    I know that Jeff Winger said something similar on Community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I know that Jeff Winger said something similar on Community.
    You have restored my faith in Redszone.

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    Re: Songwriter Wins Copyright Case In Spite Of Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Objection! (I received my law degree from Columbia.... turns out the BAR requires one from THIS country)
    Do you mean Colombia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightro28 View Post
    Do you mean Colombia?
    NO! (yes)


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