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Copyrighted silence

2002-11-12 21:01:02+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

After a legal battle, British composer Mike Batt paid a six figure settlement to the estate of John Cage for infringing on Cage's composition 4'33", four minutes and thirty six seconds of silence, with Batt's A One Minute Silence. Said Batt, "Mine is a much better silent piece. I have been able to say in one minute what Cage could only say in four minutes and 33 seconds."

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#Comment made: 2002-11-12 22:08:53+00 by: meuon


#Comment made: 2002-11-12 23:02:22+00 by: other_todd

What he said.

#Comment made: 2002-11-13 01:49:31+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Does this mean, we no longer have the right to remain silent?