Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coldplay: Copycats or Just Pretentious?

The battle over Coldplay's song "Viva La Vida" continues with charges from Joe Satriani that Coldplay copied his 2004 song "If I Could Fly". Coldplay filed a response to Satriani's copyright infringement suit with the court saying that they could not have copied the song because Satriani's song "lacks the originality" needed to be given copyright protection. Check out an article on it here.

Note: In order for something to receive copyright protection it must be an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. If one cannot show that their work is 1) a work of authorship that is 2) original and 3) fixed in a tangible medium, then that work will not receive copyright protection.

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