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    The lawsuit that Spirit filed against Zeppelin ended. It kind of all seems like a big waste of time now. A song released 45 and 48 years ago and a lawsuit was filed now? They must really resent the rock gods. I guess it gave the bands a little more publicity while it lasted.
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    It was a ridiculous assertion. Yes it may have been similar but it is just a standard chord progression. What LZ did with the rest of the song was over the top phenomenal. Glad they lost the lawsuit.
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    I had to listen to the Spirit version over and over until my brain was over saturated with their opening riff and then I had to endure one of the most overplayed LZ tune on the face of this earth, with a pair of headphones no less, and I still couldn't hear it.

    What's next? The Eagles ripped off "Hotel California"? Oh please, say it isn't so. I'll go hide in a cave for the next 90 days.

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    It's just a similarly riffed chord structure. Nobody owns chord progressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    The lawsuit that Spirit filed against Zeppelin ended. It kind of all seems like a big waste of time now. A song released 45 and 48 years ago and a lawsuit was filed now? They must really resent the rock gods. I guess it gave the bands a little more publicity while it lasted.
    Um............it was about the money. Don't kid yourself.

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    Money? Its a Gas!!!

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    It is all part of the music business. Someone always trying to sue a band over lyrics, music etc.
    Wonder how the lawsuit against men at work over their song Down Under turned out? charges of stealing a riff from a children's campfire rhyme
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    It was very easy to see it wasn't copied.

    They used two totally different guitars. How obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    It was very easy to see it wasn't copied.

    They used two totally different guitars. How obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    It was very easy to see it wasn't copied.

    They used two totally different guitars. How obvious.
    And totally different people played it. Duh!!
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    Money, get away
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    Led Zeppelin did copy a few songs in the early days. They are very clearly covered. Do some research, you'll see and hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Money, get away
    Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
    Money, it's a gas
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
    New car, caviar, four star daydream
    Think I'll buy me a football team

    Money, get back
    I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
    Money, it's a hit
    Don't give me that do goody good bull$hit
    I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
    And I think I need a Lear jet

    Money, it's a crime
    Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
    Money, so they say
    Is the root of all evil today
    But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise
    That they're giving none away
    Away, away, way
    (Away, away, away, away)
    The older that I get, the more I appreciate hearing this song ... so true ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    It is all part of the music business. Someone always trying to sue a band over lyrics, music etc.
    Wonder how the lawsuit against men at work over their song Down Under turned out? charges of stealing a riff from a children's campfire rhyme
    That's a funny one, as I'm pretty sure that flute melody in Down Under was intended to sound like the kids song (which is called Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree) but I don't think they knew that it was under copyright and I don't think the copyright owner was aware that Men at Work had used that melody. The connection was made after a music quiz show called Spicks and Specks had a question along the lines of 'what children's song melody is contained within Down Under'. Copyright owners caught wind of that and Men at Work had to pay up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix View Post
    That's a funny one, as I'm pretty sure that flute melody in Down Under was intended to sound like the kids song (which is called Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree) but I don't think they knew that it was under copyright and I don't think the copyright owner was aware that Men at Work had used that melody. The connection was made after a music quiz show called Spicks and Specks had a question along the lines of 'what children's song melody is contained within Down Under'. Copyright owners caught wind of that and Men at Work had to pay up...

    The kid's song does sound like a very slowed down version, that's for sure.

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    Come on Mark. You steal copy. Just look at your signature.
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    In the Down Under video the flute player is actually in a tree while playing "Kookaburra in a Tree". I think they knew what they were doing. Paying homage to inspiration. Sure you have to pay, but it's not ripping off. Same thing I said about Zep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monster drummer View Post
    Led Zeppelin did copy a few songs in the early days. They are very clearly covered. Do some research, you'll see and hear.

    Here is a fine example..... Plant was a huge Small Faces fan...


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    everyone is suing or doing anything they can for money now-a-days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazapproved View Post
    everyone is suing or doing anything they can for money now-a-days.
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