Wednesday, August 25, 2004

THIS LAND IS, ACTUALLY, OUR 'THIS LAND': Ludlow have backed down on trying to sue Jib-Jab for the use of oody Guthrie's This Land, as their case proved to have two flaws. The first was it seemed plausible JibJab could describe their Bush-Kerry parody as 'fair use', while secondly, are more significantly, it turned out the song had been public domain since 1973. Which makes you wonder: was the threatening letter a simple mistake, or something more sinister?

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