Police theft?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Wrighty, May 3, 2021.

  1. CB91710

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    Exactly the point on Stairway vs Taurus.
    It's one progression, and it's not even identical, as Stairway has the descending scale on the 4th string and ascending scale on the 1st string.
    Taurus has only the descending scale, and is far less complex.

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    I always understood you can copyright melody and lyrics but not arrangements. The chords on tarus fall into the arrangement category.

    Page probably lifted the riff from the Spirit arrangement that became a big part of the song. As much as I hate to see LZ get away with it, thats not how the law is written.

    There are worse examples of him lifting material. Page was known for that.
     
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    Leo Sayer’s was much better.
     
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    @Wrighty is right. It has to happen now and then
     
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    Gotta blame someone!
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Police:
    Oh can’t you see
    You belong to me
    How my poor heart breaks
    With every step you take

    Leads straight into:

    Bobby
    Whoa whoa yay yay
    Love you more than I can say
    Love you twice as much tomorrow
    Love you more than I can say
     
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    Bwahahahahaha :D
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    I’m just thinking that the song structures seem so similar that if you sing the Police from ‘oh can’t you see’ to ‘with every step you take’, it just leads into ‘whoa, whoa yay yay’. Could be the same song, even the lyrics kinda fit.
     
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    Some of the more recent lawsuits give me the feeling they are trying to do something like that.
     
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