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#537: Hold The Music, Just The Lyrics Please

May 9th, 2014

Episode 687 of 902 episodes

If you thought Daft Punk was saying something about a Mexican monkey when they were actually singing "up all night to get lucky" — you're not alone. There are more than five million searches for lyrics on Google every day.*And there is a big fight going on over who should make money off those searches: is it the websites who put the lyrics up? Or the songwriters, who put the words together?From George Washington to Rick Ross, this country has been trying for hundreds of years to figure out — what's the difference between fair use and stealing?*Source: LyricFind*