Classical Jazz '05



SOP - Why all melodies should be free for musicians to use

Damien Riehl talks about the finite number of melodies that are available. What do you think? Will we be able to write new melodies in 20 years?  


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Bob Tozier Artist: Bob Tozier
School: North Allegheny

Evoke a familiar tune in a song and get slapped with a lawsuit ... it's a tale almost as old as copyright itself. Lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl digs into why "owning" a melody is a ludicrous legal assertion and composes a radical solution for the musical woes of songwriters everywhere.

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