Monthly Archives: March 2011

California Web site to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy

Here’s a story today about a California company that was re-recording Beatles and Radiohead songs while inserting “psycho-acoustic simulation” in the background. ¬†Apparently the defendants thought that their additions rose to the level of original authorship. The District Court found the defense to be “obscure and undefined pseudo-scientific language (that) appears to be a long-winded way of ¬†describing ‘sampling.'”

Read the full story here:  Web site to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy РSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.