Monday, September 27, 2004

QUICK, FLIP! GO FOR THE POWER PILL...: Namco America is suing Sony Music (and their artist Lil'Flip) over uncleared samples from Pac Man and Ms Pac-Man on the track Game Over. Odd that Sony - part of the RIAA and therefore part of the copyright cops - should have allowed some uncleared samples to go out, and - worse - a song that Namco says breaches their copyright on the phrase Game Over. Namco are reported to be seeking somewhere around five million quid in damages and, while we'd normally snort and ask "this cost you money how?", since it's Sony, and Sony are so stringent about poking their noses into other people's use of copyright to check it's all legitimate, surely they should be made to pay double or something?

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