Read the following introduction to copyright from Professor Steven D. Jamar.
After the reading, take the time to listen to the songs below. Do you think the second vide infringes upon the first? What are the differences between a copy, a derivative work, and a work inspired by another.
The two videos below show just how many popular songs use the same chords and why melody and lyrics are the only parts of a song that can be copyrighted. Ironically, that line has now been blurred (I am so funny!) Read this for more information about the two songs above.