This sure sounds like…

Have you ever had that feeling? You know…

  • This person looks a bit like…
  • This food tastes just like…
  • This song sounds a bit like…

We all have. It’s part of life. Things resemble other things. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and the human brain is wired to make connections between things.

So naturally in our endless quest to monetize everything and remove all fun, joy, and artistic expression from life, we come to this:

Apparently there are songs that sound like other songs.

And then, this…

Thankfully 200 musicians saw how ridiculous this is

Pharrell and Robin Thicke are appealing a $7.4m verdict, that was reduced to $5.3m because…

“Blurred Lines” was found in violation of copyright based purely on the atmospheric similarity to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” — a “vibe” that’s a result of production choices and the rhythm pattern”. From Business Insider
  • There are 12 notes.
  • These notes have been recorded for over a century.
  • They can be arranged in a variety of different ways.
  • Eventually, we run out of ways to rearrange the notes.

I’m not saying we’ve reached that point, but we’re pretty close.

If we’re going to sue every person who make something that has a similar vibe to other things, then let’s just stop making everything altogether.

Intellectual property laws are bullshit. This lawsuit is bullshit. And anyone who disagrees is full of shit. They’re full of shit because they have spent their lives enjoying things that are a derivative of other things.

So while we’re at it, let’s just sue these guys for pointing this out…

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