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Kookaburra Laughs at Men at Work

On March 4, 2010 By

In a clash of two of Australia’s most iconic songs, Larrikin Music, which owns the copyright to the popular Australian folk tune “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree,” is seeking millions of dollars in royalties from popular Australian group Men at Work and their record company EMI for allegedly copying a flute […]

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Plenty of Trouble in the "Land of Plenty"

On August 4, 2009 By

Copyright issues in music are not limited to Boston courtrooms these days, and instead extend across oceans to Australia. The Grammy Award-winning band, Men at Work, famous for their 1980s hit, “Down Under,” lost the first stage of a copyright case in which a Sydney, Australia judge ruled that Men at […]

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