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StevenHW
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100706/ap_en_ot/as_australia_men_at_work

That song came out way back in the early 1980's, so I'm curious why it's taken this long for the lawsuit to come up. Well, I think I know the answer already: Greed and money! [Mad]

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I think they owe 5% of the royalties. That should be a lot of moolah, maybe we will get a reunion/bankruptcy tour out of it.
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The original composer died, someone bought the rights and then sued. It's all about money. 'Down Under' is a classic.
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I have never compared the songs, so I don't know anything - but if it's gone on this long, I say let it be.

For now, all they are getting is 5% of royalties since 2002. So at least it's not retro to 1982, which would have been ridiculous.

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