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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   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Jonathan Coulton, Baby Got Back, Glee, Sir Mix-a-Lot  
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3309 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 18 Jan 2013 at 4:20 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-18 04:05:23 PM  
8 votes:
John Coulton get up get coffee
John Coulton go to job
John Coulton see a show on TV
Find Internet forming mob
Glee sing a cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot
With line 'bout Jonnie C
Glee say original and eloquent
What do John Coulton think?

John Coulton think maybe @gleeonfox oughta write goddamn cover song themselves.
John Coulton not tweet it out loud,
John Coulton not crazy, just proud.

(I apologize in advance to Mr. Coulton for putting words in his mouth like that. Gotta sit down and pretend to work for a while, so have at it, Farkers!)
2013-01-18 04:54:10 PM  
2 votes:

Theaetetus: mansplain

2013-01-18 04:44:48 PM  
2 votes:
Glee fans don't like music anyway.
2013-01-18 04:25:29 PM  
2 votes:

farkeruk: Maybe he'll find someone else to help him

/maybe Black Mesa

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/Ha Ha
//Fat Chance
2013-01-18 04:23:45 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-18 04:23:24 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe he'll find someone else to help him

/maybe Black Mesa
2013-01-18 04:22:06 PM  
2 votes:
All JOCO wants from the producers is their brains.
2013-01-18 03:02:06 PM  
2 votes:
I'd be more impressed if they did a cover of "Seattle ain't bullshiattin"
2013-01-19 02:19:21 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-01-19 01:17:39 AM  
1 vote:

Krab: deadsanta: Glee even stole his name: At 2:16 you can hear the lyric "Johnny C's in trouble".

/srsly wtf

and at 2:40 you can hear the duck quack. It sounds like they used the karaoke track from his website.

I had never before heard of this cover until this headline, but I listened to it, and liked it. But at some point in the song I thought I heard a duck quack. It made me look around. Full Size
2013-01-18 10:43:37 PM  
1 vote:
ASCAP killed the Glee club at Greendale a few years ago. Like seriously killed them.
Almost ruined the Christmas pageant but it was saved by Jeff Wingers study group. Then they went and Britta'd it all up.

Also I just want a Weird Al episode of Glee, then they have my permission to die.
2013-01-18 10:26:07 PM  
1 vote:
Both are inferior to the version from Richard Cheese
2013-01-18 10:19:22 PM  
1 vote:
I once heard a cover of that song, done by an a capella group in the style of a medieval church choir. You haven't lived until you've heard a soaring falsetto singing about "My Anaconda".
2013-01-18 08:48:40 PM  
1 vote:

vonschiller: I'd imagine that in the liner notes for Thing a Week it credits Sir Mix-a-Lot for the music and lyrics. Therefore, it's his song, not Coulton's. Sorry, music nerds, but your rage fails in court.

The lyrics, yeah, but the music? Not likely.
2013-01-18 07:21:45 PM  
1 vote:
I find it more newsworthy that Glee is still on the air.
2013-01-18 05:49:39 PM  
1 vote:

Warlordtrooper: So hes complaining that somebody used music without his permission of him using somebody elses music?

See how stupid you look if you don't read the thread before posting?
2013-01-18 05:32:13 PM  
1 vote:

Twilight Farkle: Son of Thunder:
That was beautiful. You win the thread. I bow in your general direction.

I'm still having writer's block on the chorus. Try to throw in some Mix-A-Lot lines? Maybe in Latin? Or just kick off with something like this?

What rhymes with infringement?
Not sure if John Coulton's gonna sue...

Regardless, Code Monkey like you....lots.
2013-01-18 04:54:42 PM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: Kyosuke: Theaetetus: I wonder if Coulton has any agreements with ASCAP that Glee thinks this'd be covered under, and conversely, if Coulton has registered his copyright. This is one of those times where the willful level of statutory damages would be appropriate.

He published it. There is solid proof of the date of publishing. That's all copyright law needs.

... for a suit where he would then have to prove actual damages. However, if he registers his copyright, then he's able to get statutory damages (as well as attorneys fees). See 17 USC 412.

/don't mansplain about IP law to an IP lawyer

Testify brother  Theaetetus, TESTIFY!1

1 In the theatrical, caricatured Southern Protestant attesting to the veracity of a statement" sense, not in the "provide sworn testimony" sense.
2013-01-18 04:54:16 PM  
1 vote:
They didn't even change the lyrics he changed... how stupid can you be?
2013-01-18 04:28:57 PM  
1 vote:
Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Fox
where we're working round the clock
to steal your arrangements...
did I say "steal" them? I meant "respect them."
2013-01-18 02:56:34 PM  
1 vote:
Pretty shameful. I hope this helps Coulton's cover become more widespread, and Fox sucks it up and pays him royalties.
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