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(Kotaku)   In response to Glee's unauthorized cover of his cover of a song, Jonathon Coulton releases a cover of their cover of his cover of the song on iTunes. I think that about covers it   (kotaku.com) divider line 13
    More: Followup, Jonathan Coulton, Baby Got Back, iTunes, Glee, 20th Century Fox Television, Sir Mix-a-Lot, cheats  
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2013-01-26 06:32:18 PM
3 votes:
Important thing the headline doesn't mention: proceeds from sales of Coulton's song go to charity.

That said...Coulton really got screwed here.

True, he doesn't own the rights to "Baby Got Back", but Fox lifted EVERYTHING from his version - the instrumentation, the melody (which is completely different from the original), even things that anyone with half a brain would have changed like the duck quack he used as a censor or the part where Coulton put his own name into the song.

I'm not sure if he's got a case or not, because copyright law is kind of messy here, but I sure hope he does.
2013-01-26 11:15:13 PM
2 votes:
Has anyone pointed out yet that Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back" sucks, and that Glee's performance (stolen from Coulton) also sucks?
2013-01-26 06:34:53 PM
2 votes:

IMDWalrus: True, he doesn't own the rights to "Baby Got Back"


And we're done here.
2013-01-27 12:50:41 PM
1 votes:
I get it, the song sucks. Ok. But does that mean its ok for FOX to just start outright stealing every internet song artist's original tunes just because they have the same lyrics as another song?

So if FOX stole from Weird Al or Richard Cheese, would you care then?
2013-01-27 08:28:28 AM
1 votes:

Philbb: Has anyone pointed out yet that Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back" sucks, and that Glee's performance (stolen from Coulton) also sucks?


Has anyone pointed out that the original version of the song also sucked?
2013-01-27 04:36:07 AM
1 votes:
I had a lengthy post insulting both Coulton and Fox, but after listening to both versions of the song, I hope they all get radiation poisoning and their skin sloughs off painfully in a futile attempt to drink water from a sippy cup.
2013-01-26 11:36:53 PM
1 votes:
This non-story needs to die.
2013-01-26 09:03:56 PM
1 votes:
Seen this in this tab for like 2 weeks now, have just this to say:

weknowmemes.com

Seriously, its farking Glee. Can we all just remember that its farking Glee and move on with our lives....
2013-01-26 08:28:02 PM
1 votes:
Particularly damning is the way in which, if you put the two tracks together, one in left channel and one in right, the drums and each note on the banjo line up PERFECTLY, even when the vocals are off a tiny bit.

The issue of who owns what is one thing, but JUST DOING KARAOKE OVER THE COULTON'S RECORDING and MAKING A PROFIT on it is scummy and deserves a good lawsuiting.
2013-01-26 07:21:48 PM
1 votes:

mitchcumstein1: Holy farking shiat, I just actually listened to both versions, they are both equally shiatty. I hope Sir Mix a-Lot, if he's still alive, comes and beats every one of these farking idiots to death, Jonathon Coulton included. It's a terrible song and he should feel bad for writing it.


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2013-01-26 07:11:12 PM
1 votes:
Holy farking shiat, I just actually listened to both versions, they are both equally shiatty. I hope Sir Mix a-Lot, if he's still alive, comes and beats every one of these farking idiots to death, Jonathon Coulton included. It's a terrible song and he should feel bad for writing it.
2013-01-26 06:39:34 PM
1 votes:
I still can't believe Fox's response was basically 'You should be thankful for the publicity'. How was that supposed to work when they used it without even giving him credit in any way?
2013-01-26 06:36:03 PM
1 votes:
The RIAA sued the grandmothers and children for 100 grand for each song they downloaded, right? So Coulton should get the same amount for each time the Glee version of his song was downloaded.

Oh...wait...NewsCorp is a very rich Corporation American, which means they can steal whatever the hell they want to.
 
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