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Re: Samples and looping
Hound Dog was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller who also
produced Big Mama Thornton's record. Elvis heard that and loved it.
He re-recorded it. Lieber and Stoller still got their royalties. :)
>Per is arguing the law -- i.e., the law protects composer's rights.
>Louigi is arguing about what he believes the law should say -- the
>composer gets paid by whoever commissioned the work and after that
>it's fair game. So, in the case of Hound Dog, unless Elvis had a
>deal with Big Mama Thornton to write the song, in Louigi's world,
>Elvis owes nothing for using the song. (If I've mischaracterized the
>positions, I apologize.)