“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as intellectual property study

“In the courtroom, the quiet courtroom, the lawsuit slept for decades.” Mark Steyn on “the biggest hit ever to come out of Africa – and why its author never reaped the benefits,” with attention to the cultural appropriations of Pete Seeger et al. Earlier on unrelated litigation over one American cover of “Lion,” which figured in Ted Frank’s popular post, “The Overlawyered IMix.”

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  • Fascinating!

    ” [T]he most famous Zulu word on the planet was invented by a New York socialist in 1951.”

    And, of course, a Communist like Seeger wouldn’t believe that a man should be able to own property, intellectual or otherwise.