Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Silent Suit

Composer Matt Batt has been ordered by a court to pay a six-figure settlement to the estate of John Cage for plagiarism. The lawsuit concerns Batt's inclusion of a silent track on his album, entitled One Minute of Silence, which the American composer, Cage's estate claims rips off his composition, 4'33'' - a four-minute, thirty-three second track of silence.

Pretty sad, huh? I think it's a little ridiculous, although I'm behind any lawsuit that would attempt to sue Batt and the late Cage for being pretentious jackasses.

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