EMI says The Fanatics' Ashes songbook breached copyright because it included altered lyrics to songs such as Go West by the Village People and Daydream Believer by The Monkees.Link (Thanks, Pirate!)
The Daydream Believer parody included the lines: "Cheer up Michael Vaughan, How bad must it be, To a be a poor pommie whinger, And you're watching on TV?"
Update: Tim sez, "EMI have rescinded their copyright warning about the parody cricket songbook, according to its distributor."
Unless you've been living on another planet you would have surely been hearing about the Fanatics songbook over the last couple of weeks.Link (Thanks, Tim!)
Just 5 days prior to the commencement of play at the Gabba it looked like we were going to have to shred the recently printed 100,000 copies.
After a slight misunderstanding with our good friends at EMI, we've been reliably informed that the songbook isn't in breach of any copyright laws and in turn the songbook is once ahead downloadable and fully legal.
Fantastic news for Aussie cricket fans the nation wide!!"
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