Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Episode 62 - Men at Work vs the kookaburra
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The guys go “Down Under” for one of the most irritatingly asinine copyright claims to infect pop music – especially since it took almost 30 years to become a court case.

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SHOW NOTES:

Songs used in this episode: Down Under by Men at Work; Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree by Play School

Patent troll definition: https://www.eff.org/issues/resources-patent-troll-victims

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_at_Work

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_Under_(song)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

Hear a Kookaburra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA0-YAoo9Q

https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sinclair-marion-15924

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spicks_and_Specks_(TV_series)

https://www.warrenfahey.com.au/larrikin-records-and-larrikin-music-founder-speaks-out/

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity-interviews/45million-kookaburra-scots-rocker-reveals-8624295

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You

Holiday songs NOT in public domain: https://support.cdbaby.com/hc/en-us/articles/218000403-Holiday-songs-that-are-and-are-not-in-the-Public-Domain

Colin Hay explaining the case in 2012 on stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj1OTollUAk&t=0s