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Re: MR-Banter: Song copyright

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com

>   > The actual tune that Alfredo wrote for was written by the Who.
>   Can you prove that accusation?
> I can't even prove it *was* an accusation, Gran Bufon!

If Zeno the Philosopher had been a lawyer.

>   > PS.  Third Base!
>   This reminds me of a little dialogue my lady wife and I performed a while
> ago.  I played the part of an abbot, with lines like:
>   Ita, te docebo.  Tamen, incredibile auditu, ridiculissima nomine nobiles
> hodie habent.  In nostro principalitate, Quis est princeps, Quid est dux,
> Ignoro est vicecomes ...
> Why ignore the Viscount, Alfredo, is he behind the curtain?

"Ignoro" is Latin for "I don't know".  The dialog went on something like this:

M: I thought you said you knew the names of all the nobles.

A: Ita.  Omnium nobilium.

M: Then why don't you know what's the name of the viscount?

A: Non, non.  Quid est ducis nomen.

M: I'm not asking you who's the duke.

A: Quis est princeps.

M: I don't know.

A: Est vicecomes.

et cetera.  I assure you it all ends happily, however.
Furthermore, it is not set to music at all, so there is
no possibility that there was any copyright infringement
when we performed it.

-- Alfredo
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
It's not who you know that counts, it's whom.
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