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[–] TalcumX 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I remember when AOL Time Warner used ASCAP to send Cease and Desist notices to people singing "Happy Birthday To You" at birthday parties. They served the Girl Scouts notice, for fuck's sake.

This shit isn't new, it's just another wave of it.

[–] DestroyerOfSaturn 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

What?! I'm going to have to end my free 9000 minutes subscription now.

[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Mine is over 9000

[–] Alopix 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The courts finally caught up with that and told them to fuck off a few years ago.

[–] Vortonet 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

To be fair though, I think the person who wrote that song was alive in the last 50 years and therefore could have had a copyright and passed it on. Iirc I think Michael Jackson owned it at one point too, or maybe he was trying to buy it to make it free for kiddies or something.

Anyways, 300 years dead composer.....Fuck off Sony!

[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Someone finally tracked the copyright down recently.

It was a patent troll from 100 years ago.

Nobody owns the song and never did.

[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Except when it reaches the status of a defacto folk song, enforcement becomes a waste of time and money and just makes you look like an asshole. It is like going after people for using generic trademarks.

[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Right on! But can you say in Japanese so they understand?

[–] altaccounttwo 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You're saying that Jackson had a soft spot for kiddies?

[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And that's why the fucking fucks are out of business...or heading that way.

[–] altaccounttwo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Looks like they got cocky after "the interview"