Songwriter Steven Wallace is accusing Britney Spears of copyright infringement before the Indianapolis District Court according to the BBC. Wallace did not register his copyright when he wrote the song. Instead he performed a "poor man's copyright" by putting the lyrics in a sealed envelope and them posting them to himself in order to obtain a postmark. The lyrics of the two songs are almost identical and Wallace claims to be in possession of an email in which Spears admits to copying the song.
The IPKat isn't sure what the point of having a copyright register is if those who don't register are entitled to the same protection anyway.
Friday, 13 May 2005
Posted by Unknown at 2:46:00 a.m.