> One may thus assume that lawyers have been fed, and the lawsuit(s) settled.
> Let us now leave this thread to gather dust in the extropian archive vaults.
Well no one every tried to stop Harrison from publishing his song.
They simply sought some payment for the "borrowed" motifs. The
justice or injustice of this claim is another matter altogether. I
must say I object to the implication that lawyers are the primary
drivers of this phenomenon. I would assign most of the responsibility
to record companies, which are notorious for the tenacity and ferocity
with which they pursue every conceivable claim against allies and
competitors alike. The lawyers are mere functionaries in the process.
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