<Angstrom> Copyright case from 1923. <chuk> Yeah? <Angstrom> The one that established that four notes is grounds for copyright infringement based on similarity <Angstrom> "The song "Yes! We have no bananas!", first published on March 23, 1923 (putting it under perpetual copyright on the installment plan), has a quite interesting legal history. As soon as it was published, George Frideric Handel's American publisher filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against songwriters Frank Silver et al. for copying four notes from the "Hallelujah Chorus" of Messiah and won, taking some of the profits." <chuk> Wow. <Angstrom> "The important part about that case is that it set a legal precedent that matching even four notes can easily be enough to establish that two songs are substantially similar." <Spatch> yes, we have no messiah <Spatch> we've got buddhas and krishnas, vishnus and gurus <Spatch> and all kinds of saints, and say <Spatch> we have an old fashioned stigmata <Angstrom> I smell filk <Spatch> (something that rhymes with stigmata) <Spatch> but yes, we have no messiah, we have no messiah to-day <Angstrom> (pinata?) <Spatch> virgin mary pinata! <Skatie> I'm just waiting for lightning to strike Spatch.
Toot toot, all aboard the sacrilege train
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