[Smt-talk] Music Plagiarism Cases

JAY RAHN jayrahn at rogers.com
Fri Dec 18 10:31:16 PST 2009

(Ivan) Gondos vs (Hagood) Hardy and (Rudy) Toth, 1980-82, is reputed to have been the first music plagiarism/copyright case in Canada:


 http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003948 I recall that the decisive factor had little to do with musical details of 'The Homecoming' and 'Moment of Love'. Instead, it was determined that a particular photocopying technique used in Gondos's earliest copy did not exist until after Hardy and Toth had published the tunes.
Jay Rahn, York University (Toronto)

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