Why all melodies should be free for musicians to use | Damien Riehl

Why all melodies should be free for musicians to use | Damien Riehl

By TED

TED Talks Daily

Friday, 25 March

Evoke a familiar tune in a song and get slapped with a lawsuit ... it's a tale almost as old as copyright itself. Lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl digs into why "owning" a melody is a ludicrous legal assertion and composes a radical solution for the musical woes of songwriters everywhere.
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