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35931.  Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:32 pm Reply with quote

Theft of intellectual copyright is not new.

In Shakespeare's day, the scripts used by actors only contained their own parts plus cues. This was not just for economy of paper, but so that if an actor defected to another company he could not take a whole play with him.

36043.  Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Most of the old composers (C.16+) used to nick ideas from other composers.

36094.  Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:29 pm Reply with quote

In which way Natalie?

36111.  Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:25 pm Reply with quote

Mozart's early symphonies were strongly influenced by the work of Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian Bach), to the extent that the opening of one of them (I think his third symphony but can't swear to it) is practically identical to the opening of one of J C Bach's pieces.

36229.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:43 pm Reply with quote

There you go. That's a sort of example of what I was talking about. Anyway, my music teacher said it, so ner. (And he's American, so he knows.)

36252.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:36 pm Reply with quote

Well, I don't think musical borrowings have stopped. In the early sixties, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Beach Boys (to name but three), used to borrow heavily from earlier blues and rock 'n' roll musicians, particularly Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. And from the rare occasions I hear modern chart music, it seems to be allowed that you can sample any old song you want and have a 'new' hit.

36253.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:39 pm Reply with quote

can i be really rude ...and interrupt and ask if you know of anyway i can get to see the qi series live?!?

36271.  Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:24 pm Reply with quote

Use upper and lower cases?

Sorry, that was mean...Smile sweetly and grovel - that should work.

Quaint Idiot
36346.  Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:53 am Reply with quote

See post 27682, wills.


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