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[–] 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.

[–] Thrus2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I swear I'm xeroxing a copy of my company's cease and desist notice for having common sense to send to you as soon as I get done using a kleenex to blow my nose.

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

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

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

Most of the Sony Music shit is in the US.

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

If you please.

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

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

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

Hard spot