The IPKat is intrigued by a decision by singer Amy Winehouse (which he learnt of from Chocolate) to settle a claim against her by songwriter and producer P*Nut. Mr Nut (otherwise known as John Harrison) claims to have co-written a track on Winehouse’s hit ‘Back to the Black’, but was not credited as an author. Instead, he we given a ‘thank you’ in the credits.
The IPKat is a bit disappointed that this didn’t turn into a fully-blown paternity right case, but he can see that a mere ‘thank you’ wouldn’t meet the need to identify a person as the author. He notes that with this settlement comes a chunk of the royalties for Mr Nut – suggesting a finanical motiviation for asserting the moral right.