Entertainment Politician ordered to pay $1.2 million after losing Twisted Sister copyright case
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Australian politician Clive Palmer is out approximately $1.17 million ($1.5 million AU) after losing a copyright case over thesong "We're Not Gonna Take It."
The allegations against Palmer, filed by Universal Music in February of last year, came from his 2019 political advertisements, where he used the melody of the song to promote the United Australian Party. He even had a featured vocalist singing the classic melody, where he switched out some of the words to substitute for a parody that fit the campaign.
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The US Supreme Court on Monday handed Google a major win in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle, ruling that the use of the Java programming language for the Android mobile operating system was "fair use." The 6-2 ruling had been closely watched as a key test of copyright in the digital era, and allows Google to avoid paying out billions to its technology rival. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the 39-page majority opinion that even if Google used copyrightable material, "the copying here at issue nonetheless constituted a fair use. Hence, Google's copying did not violate the copyright law.
The original lyrics, sung by Twisted Sister singer, are "oh we're not gonna take it, no we ain't gonna take it, oh we're not gonna take it anymore." Palmer's arrangement used the words "Australia ain't gonna cop it, no Australia's not gonna cop it, Aussies not gonna cop it anymore."
from ABC News in Australia, Palmer tried to plead his case in the trial by accusing Snider of cribbing from the famous Christmas Carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful" for his own song. He also insisted that the lyrics weren't inspired by the famous song, but instead from the 1976 film Network. Ultimately, Palmer was overruled and found guilty of copyright infringement, and ordered to pay the $150,000 copyright fee as well as remove all copies and videos of the song from the Internet.
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The experts agree this Supreme Court decision was a victory for developers and open-source software.Oracle had argued for over a decade that Google had infringed Oracle's copyright, by copying the "structure, sequence, and organization" of 37 Java application programming interfaces (APIs) into Android. Google replied that an API is like an alphabet or a grammar. They're the fundamental elements used to create programs. SCOTUS, led by Justice Stephen Breyer, agreed with Google's argument. Almost everyone not on an Oracle payroll agreed as well.
As for Snider, he cheered his win on Twitter,"HALLELUJAH!! Just found out that the copyright infringement of 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by 'politician' Clive Palmer in Australia has been decided MAJORLY in favor of myself as writer and @UMG as publishers! WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ANY MORE!!"
Snider continued to share victories from the lawsuit, replying to friends and fans and"it's over baby! WE WON BIG!!"
HALLELUJAH!! Just found out that the copyright infringement of "We're Not Gonna Take It" by "politician" Clive Palmer in Australia has been decided MAJORLY in favor of myself as writer and— Dee Snider???????? (@deesnider) as publishers! WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ANY MORE!!
It's over baby! WE WON BIG!!
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Biden said he wanted to expel more migrant families under Title 42. The policy is fueling border kidnappings and extortion of U.S. relatives.“How many days have you gone without food?” she asks into the phone.— Dee Snider???????? (@deesnider)
Cedar Rapids tries to turn city of stumps into tree oasis .
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Until one afternoon last August, Cedar Rapids had always been a lush, leafy island surrounded by a sea of corn and soybeans, with its giant oaks, sycamores and other trees towering over the community’s neighborhoods and providing a shady refuge from Iowa’s steamy summer heat. It took 45 minutes to shred nearly all of those trees, as a rare storm called a derecho plowed through the city of 130,000 in eastern Iowa with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and left behind a jumble of branches, downed powerlines and twisted signs. © Provided by Associated Press A large tree stump sits in front of homes, Friday, April 30, 2021, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.