Q) The Chorus from Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" has an eerie resemblance to Tom Petty's 1989 song - “I Won’t Back Down. Mr. Petty and Jeff Lynne, the Songwriters, filed a copyright violation case and settled out of court. Modern song creation has evolved away from the standard process - starting with the lyrics, the sheet music, and finally the tune. For new song creators, it would be impossible to fight cases where some parts of the song had similar sheet music as the songs in the 70s and 80s.
Which one of the following statements weaken the argument?
a) According to Muzic82 - an aggregated opinion database from Music Experts, 98% of the experts felt that Sam Smith's song had a more traditional choir gospel theme than Tom Petty's Chorus.
b) The 1985 case between Fogerty and Fantasy record where the latter sued the artist for stealing "The Old Man Down the Road" from "Run Through the Jungle," ended in a dramatic demonstration when Fogerty brought a guitar to the court and demonstrated the difference in composition. Fogerty won the case and earned the legal fees as well.
c) In a similar case, Marvin Gayle's family was awarded $7.3 million as compensation when Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams - the songwriter-producer of the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines", infringed on the copyright of the 1977 Marvin Gaye Song "Got to Give It Up" without any due credit.
d) In modern songwriting - tone, intensity, and feel are equally important to identify the uniqueness of the song
e) In another instance, 2013's #1 Song “Thrift Shop", by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Le1f’s “Wut” had a similar pattern with identical synthesized sax, but Le1f has limited option left for a legal claim.
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