Barack Obama and Michelle Obama pose for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 1 April 2009. Photograph: John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesBarack Obama and Michelle Obama pose for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Photograph: John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Interesting blog from the Open Rights Group wondering whether the Queen infringed copyright in accepting an iPod loaded with songs from Barack Obama. It’s all a bit of a legal minefield (unless you take their suggestion to read a few 9,000-word contracts) but their conclusion is that Obama doesn’t “own” the songs and isn’t entitled to give them away to other people. We’d like to see who dares take them to task over it.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama pose for photographs with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Photograph: John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Interesting blog from the Open Rights Group wondering whether the Queen infringed copyright in accepting an iPod loaded with songs from Barack Obama. It’s all a bit of a legal minefield (unless you take their suggestion to read a few 9,000-word contracts) but their conclusion is that Obama doesn’t “own” the songs and isn’t entitled to give them away to other people. We’d like to see who dares take them to task over it.

Posted by: Amy Sikkes

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/apr/03/queen-ipod-copyright

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