Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Top Grossing Playlists

News is telling us Spotify is being sued for allowing users to create playlists similar to song selections on compilation CDs. The lawsuit is based on a paragraph from American copyright legislation that says
"collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work."
If the order in which intellectual property is sorted matters, then I suggest a new way to comfortably make a living:
  1. Create playlists to your heart’s content, and
  2. Sue everything that moves while claiming you thought of these playlists first and therefore own the intellectual property that is the playlist’s order.
What I’m trying to say, in the context of this lawsuit, is that I think stupidity speaks for itself. And oh, how stupid copyright is!

Image: My son's playlist on Spotify. Consider yourself warned in case you dare come up with something even remotely similar!

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