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A question of copyright from Ryan from Melbourne:
Who owns the William Tell overture and could they sue everyone and make a shit-ton of money?
Rossini, the composer responsible for said overture, died in 1868; therefore the piece is well out of copyright and hence is used on zillions of adverts, trailers, soundtracks, ringtones etc, which is why I’m assuming Ryan thinks suing should be done.
Meanwhile, I would like to sue all the people who are currently deciding that what their advert needs is a thin-voiced indie-girl cover of a well-known song. I just don’t have the legal knowhow to figure out upon what grounds I can get them.