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Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 14:19:
McAfee is long over due for an extensive incarceration...
... Just like someone else that's recently been in the news for not paying income tax.
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McAfee is long over due for an extensive incarceration...
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Oct 6, 2020, 08:45
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While there are similarities between "Taurus" and "Stairway to Heaven", I wouldn't call it a direct copy. Spirit was one of those bands from the 60s that were always on the cusp of recognition but never quite made it big. I think the lawsuit was indeed frivolous.

I am reminded of the riff from "Iron Man" that has been used in so many songs (including a country song). Sometimes a progression of notes just exists on its own and you happen to get lucky when a song you performed that contains that progression blows up. Fun fact: while most people recognize the "Iron Man" riff, it existed for at least thirty years prior to Tony Iommi recording it in 1970.
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Oct 6, 2020, 01:14
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Copyrights are way too long. 10 years and done. You've made your money, move on.
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Oct 6, 2020, 01:05
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DukeFNukem wrote on Oct 5, 2020, 21:47:
Why aren't bath salts deductible as a business expense. Programmers have to sit down in a chair all day. A relaxing soak in a hot salt bath is a necessity.

I mean, if you're going to deduct questionable assets as business expenses, you gotta go BIGLY. Trump deducted an entire vacation home used by the family as a "retreat."
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Oct 6, 2020, 00:09
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Oct 5, 2020, 22:12
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jacobvandy wrote on Oct 5, 2020, 22:01:
Uh, yeah, how the hell is the average person supposed to make a ruling on whether two songs sound too much alike without hearing both? Even a lot of musicians these days don't bother learning how to read music...
They had a musician play from the sheet music.

https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/led-zeppelin-stairway-to-heaven-appeal-retrial-889336/

During the initial trial, jurors had to base their decision on the sheet music for both songs (and excerpts played live in the courtroom by a guitarist) because both tracks were copyrighted under a 1909 law that only protects the sheet music dropped off at the U.S. Copyright Office.
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Oct 5, 2020, 22:01
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Skidmore’s lawyers also argued that the jury verdict was flawed because the jurors did not have access to the album recording of “Taurus,” and instead had to rely solely on the sheet music deposited with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Uh, yeah, how the hell is the average person supposed to make a ruling on whether two songs sound too much alike without hearing both? Even a lot of musicians these days don't bother learning how to read music... Anyway, LZ built their career on ripping off other people's songs, so, I'm never surprised to find out about another track they're in copyright battles over.
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Why aren't bath salts deductible as a business expense. Programmers have to sit down in a chair all day. A relaxing soak in a hot salt bath is a necessity.
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