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March 11, 2015

Here Are Some News Things Open Thread

So, Marvin Gaye's kids won their infringement case against Pharrell and Robin Thicke for "Blurred Lines," even though they shouldn't have. (Thicke and Pharrell are right: You can't copyright a type of song.)

Now they're looking to sue Pharrell over his song "Happy."

Here's the thing: Major talents like Gaye are going to be imitated. If you didn't want to be merely imitated, you shouldn't have gone into a fame-making art.

We cannot have a copyright system that punishes people for imitating the feel and basic gist of works of art, because everyone imitates the feel and gist of prior works of art. There will be consequences for this sort of silly jury verdict.

Greece is threatening Germany: We'll sic our immigrants on you.

John King: Hillary's news conference is exactly what you can expect from a Clinton presidency, forever and ever and ever.

You know what a Hillary Clinton presidency would be like? Imagine the rubberized foot of a walker stomping on a human face, forever.

Lisa Meyers: Public doesn't trust news media because they've plainly taken sides, and is no longer interested in holding (some) governments accountable.

Ross Douthat discusses what few others in the establishment media will: Obama is turning the presidency into a caudillo.

That part is on him.

The part where we are letting this happen without even an insistence of a debate about it?

That's on us.

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