Similarity does not equal plagarism
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: November 29, 2000 01:02AM

I think Paul's being a little over-dramatic by saying Journey should SUE The Sign. If that's the case, there's going to be a lot of rich lawyers getting a whole lot richer. Is this good for the scene? Similarity is one thing, but in order to win a court case, the burden of proof has to be whether or not The Sign willfully plagarized Journey's songs. Plagarism is a lot more precise than say, the guitar solo in Strangeways' "Only a Fool" sounding like Neal's in "Send Her My Love". Maybe Def Leppard owes Steve Plunkett a few bucks because "Promises" (from "Euphoria") sounds frighteningly similar to "So Mysterious" off his 1991 "My Attitude" CD. Then there's the case of Frontline vs. Journey, exhibit A being "On the Run" which borrows heavily from Journey's "Positive Touch".

We should make a list of songs that sound similar to others. That could help unearth some AOR gems. At the very least, it's a much more positive way to discuss song similarities and it keeps those greedy lawyers from getting any ideas.


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Journey should sue the Sign 259 paul stephenson 11/28/2000 10:38PM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 126beetle11/28/2000 11:15PM
Hugo 133 Susumu 11/28/2000 11:35PM
Belinda Carlisle and Bon Jovi 278Captain Chaos11/29/2000 12:16AM
Similarity does not equal plagarism210 koogles 11/29/2000 01:02AM
Marvelous 3 and The Byrds 212 x factor 11/29/2000 11:40PM
RE: Marvelous 3 and The Byrds 341 koogles 11/30/2000 09:41AM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 130 Kimmo 11/30/2000 02:45AM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 155 Paul stephenson 12/02/2000 02:32AM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 161Terry12/04/2000 06:49AM
Celine dion and Bon Jovi 172 alex siedler 11/29/2000 12:56AM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 155Terry11/30/2000 08:25AM
RE: Journey should sue the Sign 159Captain Chaos12/01/2000 06:15AM

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