Re: [rumori] maybe it's overblown, we'll call it food for thought

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 20:35:42 PST

on Tue, 12 Feb 2002 told me:

>my musical partner's worst dream come true: established artists steal your
>ideas and sue you for plagiarism later...

really great and entertaining story.

i wonder, tho, about the real threat proposed. the whole worry is
predicated on a false, tho common, assumption, the assumption
that you have to do something special "to copyright" your work.
(fill out forms or something?) No. Under U.S. law, you
need do nothing. as soon as you fix your work "in a tangible
form" it's yours, copyrighted.

so i wonder how the limp bizkit contract would hold up in court.


Steev Hise, Automagickal Adept
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