Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

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Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

Post by sjaehn »

Does anybody know if a drum pattern can be copyrighted? And what about a whole collection of drum patterns?

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Re: Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

Post by Basslint »

I am not a lawyer and copyright law changes a lot between places. There are entire genres based on a single drum pattern and I personally don't think any judge would enforce copyright in any case except for drum breaks and solos, those are more like melodies.
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