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 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.