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Old 01-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by bookgirl View Post
Sampling of music has been prevelent for at least 15 years probably closer to 20 expecially in rap and pop. People do it all the time. As long as it is short then it's free to use, longer pieces do have to be 'footnoted' so to speak. Believe me if he uses too long of a piece, sting and the romantics will be right there demanding thier cut.
Actually longer than that.

I am old enough to remember when the copyright holder for the Chiffons "He's So Fine" sued George Harrison over "My Sweet Lord" and prevailed in court.

Then again the 80's band Men at Work lost a lawsuit about their song "Down Under" over a song written and published in the 1930's.

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