The hosts talk about recent copyright infringement cases that both claim infringement on works from the 1960s, and debate the legality and fairness of these claims.
On this episode of The Copyright Experiment, we discuss two recently filed copyright infringement lawsuits that both claim damages/royalties for works that were produced in the 1960s. The first is over the illegal sampling of an old funk song called "Different Strokes", and the second over who holds the copyright on the screenplay for the film "Raging Bull". How fair are their claims, given the enormous amount of time that has already passed? Is it fair to artists if these claims are valid? Do they even fall under the scope of Copyright Law? We discuss it all in this week's episode! Plus, as always, we serve a fresh new mix of free tunes to bring you through the rest of the hour.