Song rip-offs

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  1. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    George Harrisons:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kNGnIKUdMI[/ame]

    Is a rip-off of:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A[/ame]

    In this case, George was actually sued. But there are hundreds of cases where I hear a song and realize it's a rip off of another song, at least in a section or two.
     
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    KISS's

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT3MT7szm7U[/ame]

    Sounds an awful lot like (@ 0:48+) from:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDMvN45sjo4[/ame]
     
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    Joe Satriani v/s Coldplay



    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TjI6FLkUAQ[/ame]
     
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    audioslave was released first
     
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    The problem is there's only seven notes in the musical language.

    Couple that with the fact that when one listens to a lot of music, and also writes their own music, they're going to eventually come up with something that sounds very similar to something else.

    There's always going to be songs that sound like other songs out there..It doesn't necessarily mean the composer set out to rip someone else off..IMHO, the real problem lies with music industry lawyers cruising like sharks to sue someone, especially if that someone is making big money from a song. That can be a real slippery slope with the end result being that everyone's afraid to put out any new stuff for fear of getting sued.
     
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    Most of Led Zeppelin I, II & IV...Really hit me hard when I learned as Jimmy Page was my guitar hero as an 8 year old along with Jimi. I realiize I HAVE BORROWED A COUPLE LINES OVERTIME BY ACCIDENT....but this is too much to deny. In fact I believe there was a huge settlement involving Atlantic Records

    At 9:29 the Band Spirit opened for the New Yardbirds.

    More Information: http://turnmeondeadman.com/led-zeppelin-plagiarism/

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiiY4ciKFQA[/ame]
     
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    There's a set number of notes, in a standard time frame; i.e. four to five minutes, per song.

    Add in the fact that scales used limit the number of available notes used in a hook of a song, it's only a matter of time when all possible combinations are used.

    We are creating our way out of existence musically.
     
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    delstele Well-Known Member

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    This and the overly played songs are the reason I no longer listen to Zep, They blatantly ripped off some of the old blues tunes. When called out they refused to share the money pretty sad that they had to get sued....
     
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    Vinsanitizer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The Audio Slave song was released close to a decade before the KISS song.
     
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    what no one wants to say george harrisons look was ripped off of jesus

    Id be more worried about that than 2 different songs in different genres sounding similar during one phrase
     
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    Blasphemery!
     

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