Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

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sjaehn
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Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

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

Background: https://lawyerdrummer.com/2018/04/can-c ... -drumbeat/ and the discussion below it.

Basslint
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Re: Copyright/copyleft drum pattern?

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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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