“Borrowing” Music IV: Stop! Lawyer Time!

Posted by  Grand Poobah  August 16, 2013  •  No Comments  • 

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In the 80’s and beyond we have the phenomenon of not only borrowing melodies and chord progressions, but actual recordings.  Rick James sued MC Hammer (later, just “Hammer”) for sampling “Super Freak” (1981)  to construct “U Can’t Touch This” (1990) without giving the proper credit (and share of the songwriting royalties).

 

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