Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Today in Litigation News

Men at Work has been ordered to relinquish 5% of the royalties from the song "Down Under." It turns out the flute riff (Flute riff? Okay, Jethro Tull) was copped from "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree" from 1934. Timely. God bless Aussie justice.

According to the AP "the song remains an unofficial anthem for Australia and was ranked fourth in a 2001 music industry survey of the best Australian songs." God bless Aussie aesthetics.

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