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(Salon)   Glee rips off Jonathan Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back", becomes the catalyst of a war between music nerds and Glee nerds   (salon.com) divider line 106
    More: Asinine, Jonathan Coulton, Baby Got Back, Glee, Sir Mix-a-Lot  
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2013-01-19 05:13:18 AM  

Bubblegum Tate: Lsherm: Meh.   He ripped off Dynamite Hack.

I love that cover. i'd never seen the music video. Was not disappointed


What I really appreciate 10 years after the fact is the blurring of the iZod logo - that seems brilliant now.

And, of course, the waving at the cop car.
 
2013-01-19 07:00:53 AM  
Uh-oh, bad publicity
 
2013-01-19 08:45:38 AM  

ODDwhun: stonelotus: The JoCo Primer - Getting Music
There are lots of ways to get music from me, whether you're a cyborg from the future with an iPod in your skull, or a little old granny in Idaho with nothing but an antique "CD Player." Lots of it is freely available depending on how technical you are - you can get all of it for free if you really try. But please remember I do make a living this way, so if you like what you hear I'd certainly appreciate you throwing a little payment or donation my way. If you can't afford it, for goodness sake please send copies of everything to all of your friends.

sounds to me like he'd prefer if you pay but doesn't care unless he thinks he can grab some free publicity and a settlement. he strikes me less as an artist and more as a whore who will do you for free if you're broke but cry "rape" if he thinks he can get something out of it.

More like he'll do you for free, but he would want a cut if your gonna film it and sell the tape.


Also known as CC-NC, which all of his non-cover songs are licensed as.

Also the page with the music on it has "Everything else copyright © Jonathan Coulton" at the bottom. He has a copyright claim to the music, regardless of what licensing rules do or do not apply to it based on it being derivative work/etc.
 
2013-01-19 12:49:16 PM  

stonelotus: The JoCo Primer - Getting Music
There are lots of ways to get music from me, whether you're a cyborg from the future with an iPod in your skull, or a little old granny in Idaho with nothing but an antique "CD Player." Lots of it is freely available depending on how technical you are - you can get all of it for free if you really try. But please remember I do make a living this way, so if you like what you hear I'd certainly appreciate you throwing a little payment or donation my way. If you can't afford it, for goodness sake please send copies of everything to all of your friends.

sounds to me like he'd prefer if you pay but doesn't care unless he thinks he can grab some free publicity and a settlement. he strikes me less as an artist and more as a whore who will do you for free if you're broke but cry "rape" if he thinks he can get something out of it.


Yeah, fark him for wanting to get paid for his work. Who cares if his kid gets fed, am I right?
 
2013-01-19 06:43:04 PM  

rynthetyn: Theaetetus: mrlewish: So what. He doesn't own the copyright. He owns his performance of it and if someone does something similar... well performances can be similar and he can't do a damn thing about it. And rightfully so.

The music was original, and so he holds the copyright for that music. A "similar performance" that copied his original music would infringe.

Don't forget he also has original elements he added to the lyrics. How much does he have to add before the lyrics count as a derivative work?


More than that... All he changed was "Mix-a-lot's in trouble" to "Johnnie C's in trouble" and the duck instead of "fark". Trivial changes. He has no claim to the lyrics.

Compare that to Weird Al's parodies - Al has copyright over his silly lyrics, but has no rights* to the music he copies.

*he has a license, of course, plus fair use rights - I mean he holds no copyright ownership.
 
2013-01-19 06:52:08 PM  

hulk hogan meat shoes: The only good thing about Glee is this shiat right here.

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If there is one person in the world I could brutally murder and torture, it is this person.
 
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