Rick Beato

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Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Michael Scott

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery….UNTIL that ugly money thing comes up. Then it’s all about “who’s on first”. (And I don’t mean who’s on FIRST….I mean who’s ON first.)
I’ve watched some video’s alleging plagiarism on the part of Led Zeppelin. And, yes, you can see it/hear it. Whereas, in the entire Beatles’ (joint and several) songbook(s), I think George’s “My Sweet Lord” is the only tune out of ever comes up in “rip-off” conversations.
Sheerhan must be in a creative wasteland if he’s got TWO situations on his hands already.

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Spencer Krupp

I just listened with much interest to your Sheeran v. Gaye comparison.

Please listen to Seeger v. Freye in The Mountain (1991) v. You Belong to Me (1985.)

Rip off? Lol

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by J (The Scientist)

I believe Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is far more closely related to Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down”. And to say Smith won a GRAMMY for the song should not be considered fair as far as the composition of a supposed original song.

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by William Graham

Sheeran vs. Gaye!! Gee I wonder if the Judge was white. What do we expect! First they rob people in their sleep from their homes then they enslave them and treat them like fighter dogs, then they rob them of every original idea that they have. Leave them penniless if possible. Well, if that’s the American Dream, well then you can have it. The English tried that with Africa, and they tried it with us Scotts as well. Of course its OK to steal from the slaves any time you want. What about that British Invasion. The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep. Just Steal from the Slaves. Pretty Low, stealing from someone poorer than yourself. Oh well, good thing Affrican Americans didn’t invent the Polka, they would’ve stolen that and written 5 million Polka’s. OH they did write 5 million Polka’s. Thanks Wierd Al for that!! Wil

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Richard Burr

Is Buddy Holley’s Not Fade Away a copyright infringement of Bo Diddley’s Hey Bo Diddley?
And how about that Zantz Fantasy Records v. Creedence Clearwater Revisited?

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by andy

if Ed Sheeran can BE sued, krokus should be sued FOR long stick goes boom check it out SAME EXCACT SOUND I COULD SWARE MUT DID RECORD

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Ben C

I agree with your final conclusion, different melody different lyrics, let’s move on. They are both great artists.

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Tim Shaffer

As a musician and a “recovering” lawyer, I understand the arguments from both sides. However, I believe that all art and all music is derivative to some degree. Taking art and calling it property defeats the purpose of art, which is to share with others and create community. I assume that Marvin Gaye and his co-writer hoped that the songs would be heard. They must expect, then, that the songs will influence others and become part of their musical lexicon. Furthermore, if you look at the purpose of copyright, as set forth by the authors of the U.S. Constitution, it was to protect creative thought, not property. In fact, the term of copyright in the first American copyright laws was 14 years and could only be renewed if the author was still alive at the end of the original term. Why? Because you can’t be creative after you’re dead. Life of the author plus 70 years (the current term of copyright) is a travesty and constitutes theft of the commons.

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Ed Umlauf

In general, I believe that we need to have a much more structured definition of what constitutes a copyright violation. Just look at the sixties. Almost all the hit songs had the same chord progression. Many were so close, you come play one song and sing another and not be able to tell the difference. Let’s allow our artists to be significantly influenced by those who came before, because, after all, Isn’t that a large part of music?

Nov 01, 2019 • Posted by Kicking Saturday

ED SHEERAN VS. MARVIN GAYE
how about
PODCASTING BROADCASTING VS Major Recording Studios maybe with Labels
no new analog recorder why has AVID CLAIM TO BE A RECORDER IT A SAD DAY FOR MUSIC LIES
WHO IS SAVING AND RECORDING MUSIC who is right who is wrong
AVID IS NOT A RECORDER WINDOWS IS NOT A RECORDER MAC IS NOT A RECORDER
DOES INTEL PAY FOR RECORDING RIGHTS LIKE OTAIR ROLAND SONY STUDER
ASK AVID TO THEY PAY MEDIA FEE TO THE RECORDING BROADCASTING LETS SEE
HOW ARE THE LABELS DOING ARE MAJOR STUDIOS CLOSING DOORS
SO ED SHEERAN VS. MARVIN GAYE The music industry SHOULD SUE EVERY GAYE CD+G AND EVERY MOTHER CHILD FOR SINGING THERE SONG OK GAYE SORRY GOING TO BLANKING BELL NSA HAS COPY EVERY SONG ON . THE INTERNET COVERS OR ALL COVER BY GAYE OK SUE THE NSA OK SUE YOURSELF BECAUSE GAYE WAS SHOT BY A FAMILY MEMBER GAYE WOULD SAY LET THE MUSIC ROLL NEVER KILL THE MUSIC. ED SHEERAN LET’S GETTING IT ROLLING SHOULD BE YOU NEXT SONG WHY SUE GAYE FOR PAYBACKS. AND LIES.

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