I love the fact he carefully avoided doing the “Kookaburra” riff just in case he was sued for copying someone else’s music
[Men at work ended up making no money from this song at all because a company that owned the “Kookaburra sits in an old gum tree” song successfully made the case that the flute solo is their song].
The diet company Oprah advertises for is suing. Apparently she has never used their diet!
Celebs should stay out of diets, and they should use real people who can’t afford Botox, sculpting, gastric bands, and photo shopped images!
But Oprah now owns part of WW!!
that was awesome!
She owns part of everything. Including Monsanto!
@richard How come “Kookaburra Sits in an Old Gum Tree” isn’t out of copyright yet? It was an old song when I was just a wee laddie (cough ahem) years ago. But take heart, there was a company in the U.S. claiming copyright to the song, “Happy Birthday to You,” and a judge recently ruled the copyright invalid and put the song back in the public domain.
The song was written in 1932 by Marion Sinclair. A standard copyright lasts for the author’s life + 50 years. Sinclair died in 1988 so it should become public domain in 2038.
It’s author’s life plus 70 years, generally.
That was funny!
Haha. that’s was really quite clever.