Yeti it's hard to copyright the way they work together because there are almost always other ways of achieving the same result.
I can dig that - makes a kind of sense.
Still, I'm slightly perplexed how music is copyrighted. There's little doubt that Led Zepplin did rip a bit of a Taurus song off for the intro to Stairway - but the last one I saw of Ed Sheeran apparently ripping off Marvin Gaye (Let's get it on), was a little far reaching (though seemingly, the opinion was that's there is merit to the case).
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan said he saw similarities between “Thinking Out Loud” and “Let’s Get It On,” including their bass lines, percussion, and “aesthetic appeal,” but a jury would have to decide if the harmonic rhythm of “Let’s Get It On” is too common to be protected.
Thing is, it's fairly easy to reverse engineer a song - there's even courses on how to write backing tracks for adverts so you can "sound like" without infringing. And there's only so many possibilities (in tempered scale).
I think the way copyright is currently done is weird. Not that I have any better idea's!
Yeti The part of the story that really stands out for me is the early days when he was hand making his pedals in his kitchen and interviewing prospective clients, even really big names, before he'd agree to build them a pedal.
Absolutely - It's a great story - thoroughly enjoyed the readings around the history of it! In guitar terms is recently history too, which makes it even more appealing.
Yeti (A more cynical reply would be to say that Disney has more money to throw at copyright lawyers...)
Preeetttyyy much! FMR, it was allegedly Disney's ability to pull strings via lobbyists ($$$) that got laws changed before certain works became public domain.
It's a topic that interests me - though I'd be better off playing than reading about it