If you can feel what I’m feeling then it's a musical masterpiece
The flute sounds of a James Newton’s “Choir” sample gets things started off here.
The idea that “feeling” a song is important to ‘MCA’, is both endearing and inspiring. He cares that you’re experiencing the lyrics, the beats, and the message. Here, is a watercolor painting inspired by the late, great Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. In part, inspired by this lyric.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66530616@N08/8492665522/in/photostream Newton sued the Beastie Boys for copyright infringement based on the musical composition of the opening flute line. The court found no infringement. It held that the composition — a three-note sequence sung above a finger-held C note to be played in a slow, without-tempo measure while overblowing the background C note — did not have enough protectable expression to be infringing. Newton v. Diamond, 388 F.3d 1189 (9th Cir. 2004). The court did indicate that the copyright in the sound recording might be infringed, but the Beastie Boys had paid for the right to license the sound recording.
Source: Tom Muller, causeyoucantyouwontandyoudontstop
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