Remember Down Under, the anthem from Australian band Men At Work that became a global hit in the 1980s? A judge has just ruled that it infringed the copyright of a folk song written in the 1930s called Kookaburra Sits In the Old Gum Tree. Specifically that its flute riff does. Larrikin Music, which now owns the copyright to the older song, is in line to receive potentially huge damages for the infringement – to be calculated at a future hearing. It’s a strange case though: Larrikin bought the copyright in 1990 – 11 years after Men At Work’s song was recorded – but didn’t sue until 2007. Source: The Age

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