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    Guitarist sues over 2008 Coldplay hit

    Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:32 AM EST
    The Associated Press


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A noted guitarist has sued members of Coldplay, claiming the band's smash hit "Viva La Vida" copied parts of one of his songs.
    The copyright infringement lawsuit by Joe Satriani was filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles.
    The 52-year-old claims Coldplay copied "substantial, original portions" of his 2004 song, "If I Could Fly." The Coldplay hit, which was nominated for a Grammy this week, has topped charts around the world and been used to sell iPods in commercials.
    Representatives for the band and their label, Capitol Records, did not return calls seeking comment on Friday.
    Satriani wants a federal judge to order an accounting so he can determine how much money he may be owed, or else stop using the song.
    Jerry
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    Re: Guitarist sues over 2008 Coldplay hit

    *shakes head*, where's the love Joe ?

    I can't stop thinking of how much today's pop music-"makers" steal from classical composers anyway and Mozart stole from others too.

    I would rather blaim the FED for stealing ten thousands of dollars from every citizen to feed the banksters and big companies and for Mr. Treachery Secretary to threaten congress with martial law if not done so.

    Have a terrific day

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    Re: Guitarist sues over 2008 Coldplay hit

    Well...there are only twelve notes....
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    Re: Guitarist sues over 2008 Coldplay hit

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark View Post
    Well...there are only twelve notes....
    and they could only come up with 4 of them so...........................oops.
    Last edited by Hippie; 12-06-2008 at 02:35 PM. Reason: Don't ask!!!!
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    Re: Guitarist sues over 2008 Coldplay hit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    and they could only come up with 4 of them so...........................oops.
    lol. sadly true. Of all the 4 notes to steal, they stole 4 notes that another 4-noter thought belonged to him.

    sorry. im in a cynical mood cos i just got back from a sh*te evening at work...

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