Tech Research Class Copyright Lab Task:
Review the following Youtube videos and compare/contrast using the sheet provided in class.
“My Sweet Lord” performed by George Harrison, “He’s So Fine” performed by The Chiffons, “I Want a New Drug” performed by Huey Lewis and the News, “Ghostbusters” performed by Pay Parker, Jr.
Using Handout: YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Case 1: 1976, George Harrison was found guilty of copyright infringement for his song, “My Sweet Lord”. Did he copy the Chiffon’s hit, “He’s so Fine?”
Case 2: 1981, Huey Lewis who created “I Want a New Drug”, accused Ray Parker, Jr. of copyright infringement after he released, “Ghostbusters.”
Copyright Article: Due by next class...Read the following article and respond to this blog post by commenting on the following:
Courthouse Rock by Steve Levy
Do you think that suing pirates works to stop piracy? This article was written in 2003...looking at how sharing music is handled in 2010, was the music industry out of touch with consumers or is it the same? Does it matter morally?