Today, Boston’s public radio station WBUR aired a segment on the recent $7.4 million lawsuit between the copyright owners of Blurred Lines and Got To Give It Up:
A lot of composers wondered if copyright is now being extended to cover not just lyrics and melody but a whole vibe. Rhythm. Timbre. This hour On Point: what’s theft now when it comes to music? To song?
It’s a good listen, but the real reason you want to visit WBUR’s web site is for the side-by-side comparison of songs and the other songs which allegedly ripped them off. Some of these I would have called shameless, before listening.