Thursday, November 1, 2012

POS: Friday Cow Work


PART I: Your first task for today is to revisit the allegory lesson from Wednesday. Compose a "thesis-like" statement for each song that reveals the relationships between the superficial and allegorical representations of each song. Then, select your favorite and complete that paragraph (3 statements; 1 paragraph). 


PART II: Musical plagiarism is complex, subjective, and a bit confusing. For decades, blues musicians have covered or restructured older songs as homage to past musicians. An artist may borrow lines, make allusions, or sample. Occasionally, artists take issue with this "borrowing" and sue. 


For blog-work this week, research and listen to some examples of musical plagiarism. Identify: 1) the definition of plagiarism 2) at least one example of a truly plagiarized song (paragraph explanation) and 3) at least one example of a coincidental relationship between 2 songs(paragraph explanation). Discuss your findings here. In the spirit of avoiding plagiarism and associated transgressions, you must cite (MLA format) at least 3 sources for each argument. Citations will also allow you to incorporate periodicals and other resources that may offer some direct evidence to support your claims. On the left side of this blog, you will find some of the many useful citation tools available to you. 

Some notable instances include (listed as original/supposed plagiarism): Chiffon's "He's So Fine"/George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord"; Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance"/The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California;" Queen's "Under Pressure"/Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby;"  Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly"/Coldplay's "Viva La Vida;" Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"/The Black Keys' "Little Black Submarines;" Fleet Foxes' "Lorelai"/Bob Dylan's "Fourth Time Around;" Pink Floyd's "Speak to Me/Breathe"/Dave Matthews Band's "Drunken Soldier." You are not limited to these examples, so feel free to find your own.


PART III: Click here to read a short article from plagiarism.org. Note your impression here. What claims resonate as accurate from your perspective?


Finished early? Please visit your peers' blogs and offer comments for any missing term 1 work. 

23 comments:

Melanie said...

Melanie Morris
In the song “Animal Planet” by The Genius, it appears to be a song about animals living in the jungle, if you pay more attention to the lyrics; however, it becomes clear that the song might really be about society and our nature to gang up on one another. Personification, pun, and wordplay aid in making the allegory more clear. “Those pelicans who smuggle contraband,” is one example of the personification. This greatly helps to create an underlying meaning, for obviously pelicans cannot smuggle illegal goods, at least by their own accordance. It relates to humans and how we do bad things. The wordplay, like speaking of how one “Shouldn't gamble with a cheetah,” this is a play on words like a cheater and a cheetah, they sound similar, people will cheat in life to get on top.
The song “Right in Two” by Tool appears to just be about ignorant monkeys, but looking at an underlying meaning it could relate to the stupidity of the human race and how we fight over things that, in the grand scheme of things, are unimportant.
“The Trees” by Rush is a song that on the surface seems to be only about tress in the forest, but it could also be an allegory for underdogs being overshadowed by those greater than them, and how those with power aren’t as willing to give it up.

Nicole Miller said...

Nicole Miller
PART 1
“Animal Planet”
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle.
“Right in Two” by Tool
Through the use of an allegory in “Right in Two,” Tool is able to create the scene of angels contemplating the ludicrous actions of egotistical humans, while juxtaposing it to the stupidity of war over pieces of land through employing celestial imagery, a disgusted tone, and second person point of view to show how primitive it is kill to get a piece of everything, and to “divide it all right in two.”
“The Trees” by Rush
Through the use of an allegory in “The Trees,” Rush juxtaposes the distribution of sunlight in a forest to the idea of socialism versus capitalism through utilizing forest-like imagery, arboreal personification, and a third person point of view to show the fight for “equal rights.”
PARAGRAPH:
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle. The Genius paints the literal picture of animals in the jungle going about their life, while beneath the surface, he is showing what life is like on the street and with the illegal drug trade. Instances of the illegal drug trade include “those pelicans who smuggle contraband for the whale while the skunks spray the scent to keep the dogs off the trail.” In this case, the pelicans are the drug distributers and the whale is their boss, and the skunk symbolizes the people who assist in the trade and keep the police from finding out. Following suit, “some lose their lives wandering on the wrong turf,” “The pack of wolves be scheming on a bunch of gazelles,” and “Porcupines have a rep’ for sticking everything that moves in the areas that the rhinos and hippos approve” portrays the dangers of the life that is lived on the street with people being killed for just walking in the wrong area. Through the allegory of the jungle, The Genius is able to tell about the dangers of living on the street.

Nicole Miller said...

“Animal Planet”
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle.
“Right in Two” by Tool
Through the use of an allegory in “Right in Two,” Tool is able to create the scene of angels contemplating the ludicrous actions of egotistical humans, while juxtaposing it to the stupidity of war over pieces of land through employing celestial imagery, a disgusted tone, and second person point of view to show how primitive it is kill to get a piece of everything, and to “divide it all right in two.”
“The Trees” by Rush
Through the use of an allegory in “The Trees,” Rush juxtaposes the distribution of sunlight in a forest to the idea of socialism versus capitalism through utilizing forest-like imagery, arboreal personification, and a third person point of view to show the fight for “equal rights.”
PARAGRAPH:
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle. The Genius paints the literal picture of animals in the jungle going about their life, while beneath the surface, he is showing what life is like on the street and with the illegal drug trade. Instances of the illegal drug trade include “those pelicans who smuggle contraband for the whale while the skunks spray the scent to keep the dogs off the trail.” In this case, the pelicans are the drug distributers and the whale is their boss, and the skunk symbolizes the people who assist in the trade and keep the police from finding out. Following suit, “some lose their lives wandering on the wrong turf,” “The pack of wolves be scheming on a bunch of gazelles,” and “Porcupines have a rep’ for sticking everything that moves in the areas that the rhinos and hippos approve” portrays the dangers of the life that is lived on the street with people being killed for just walking in the wrong area. Through the allegory of the jungle, The Genius is able to tell about the dangers of living on the street.

Nicole Miller said...

Nicole Miller
PART 1
“Animal Planet”
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle.
“Right in Two” by Tool
Through the use of an allegory in “Right in Two,” Tool is able to create the scene of angels contemplating the ludicrous actions of egotistical humans, while juxtaposing it to the stupidity of war over pieces of land through employing celestial imagery, a disgusted tone, and second person point of view to show how primitive it is kill to get a piece of everything, and to “divide it all right in two.”
“The Trees” by Rush
Through the use of an allegory in “The Trees,” Rush juxtaposes the distribution of sunlight in a forest to the idea of socialism versus capitalism through utilizing forest-like imagery, arboreal personification, and a third person point of view to show the fight for “equal rights.”
PARAGRAPH:
Through the use of an allegory in “Animal Planet,” The Genius juxtaposes life “on the street” and the world of drugs to a dangerous jungle whilst utilizing jungle-like animalistic imagery, figurative language, and frighteningly dangerous simile to compare the hard life on the streets with the dangers that lurk in the jungle. The Genius paints the literal picture of animals in the jungle going about their life, while beneath the surface, he is showing what life is like on the street and with the illegal drug trade. Instances of the illegal drug trade include “those pelicans who smuggle contraband for the whale while the skunks spray the scent to keep the dogs off the trail.” In this case, the pelicans are the drug distributers and the whale is their boss, and the skunk symbolizes the people who assist in the trade and keep the police from finding out. Following suit, “some lose their lives wandering on the wrong turf,” “The pack of wolves be scheming on a bunch of gazelles,” and “Porcupines have a rep’ for sticking everything that moves in the areas that the rhinos and hippos approve” portrays the dangers of the life that is lived on the street with people being killed for just walking in the wrong area. Through the allegory of the jungle, The Genius is able to tell about the dangers of living on the street.

Anthony Hallgren said...

Part 1. In the song "Animal Planet", The Genius uses allusions to movies, cars, and animal behavior to create an allegory between the jungle and to crime life in the city showing that "it's like the jungle sometimes".



In the song "Right In Two", prog band Tool uses biblical allusions and derogatory terms to create an allegory between a conflict between angels and man and to that of the civil rights movement between whites and blacks to try to understand "when this tug of war will end".



In the song "The Trees", Rush utilizes a third person narrative and vivid imagery in order to create an allegory between trees arguing over sunlight and the oppresion caused fighting for women's rights.



In the song "Animal Planet", The Genius uses allusions to movies, cars, and animal behavior to create an allegory between the jungle and to crime life in the city showing that "it's like the jungle sometimes". For example, The Genius goes on to say "The Clutch from the Cobra and the venomous viper" is clearly an allusion to the Cobra and Viper cars, known for its looks and speeds, and the Cobra is a standard due to The Genius adding that it has a clutch. Furthermore, "the giraffe was a look-out for gorillas in the mist" is an allusion to the movie and book called "Gorillas in the Mist", which is about a scientist who went to Africa to live and study gorillas.



Part 2. plagiarism (noun): The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own



An example of true musical plagiarism is the famous case between the band Coldplay and guitarist Joe Satriani. The two songs compare are Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" and Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly". Though one is a pop song and the other is an instrumental and both start off differently, the controversy and discussion is in Coldplay's chorus and Satriani's guitar melody. The delivery and notes of both the chorus and the melody are the same in both despite Satriani's guitar being in a higher pitch than Chris Martin's vocals.



The article from plagiarism.org is the results from a librarian's roundtable discussion with students about cheating and plagiarism. I believe that the students were lying when it said majority of them liked when teachers roamed and monitered during tests instead of the ones that sit back and don't do anything because just from being in high school for four years, most students complain about teachers who do that because a lot tend to make little cheat sheets to help them get a better grade.

Ana said...

Part 1:
Song: Animal Planet, the Genius
In the song “Animal Planet” , The Genius strongly expresses his opinion upon society using complex puns and unrestricted personification to conclude that he feels as if the world is “like a jungle” sometimes.
Song: “Right in Two” by TOOL
“Right in Two” displays TOOLS unbelievable ability to use vivid metaphors to describe the dark world we live in, without leaving anyone “puzzled and confused”.
Song: The Tree’s by Rush
On the surface “The tree’s” is about a Forest of talking tree’s, all of different sorts and kinds, but through personification, Rush has evolved this silly tale to perceive the hardships of discrimination during the battle to gain civil rights. “But the Oaks can’t help their feelings/ If they like the way their made” and just like in United States History when the black people displayed pride for their ethnicity, the “oak trees” were comfortable with who they were and they didn’t see a reason to desire to be like the maples, just as the blacks did not feel like caucasian was the superior race. As Rush ends the second verse, “they wonder why the maples can’t be happy in their shade”. During the civil rights era, the whites were more concerned with what the African Americans were doing, instead of worrying about themselves.
Part 2:
A. Plagiarism is known as the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.




B. During the 1990’s, Vanilla Ice released their hit, “Ice Ice Baby”, but their victory was bittersweet. David Bowie, a musician, heard the song and quickly realized that the song, was in fact his own, “Under Pressure”, with altered pitches. Although the case never went to court, Vanilla Ice paid David Bowie off, and their hit song was free to play, without any more questions asked.

C. I completely agree with the reasons etc. of Plagiarism that is listed on that site. People definetly use excuses to justify their actions, when there is truly no reason why someone should be using someone elses hard work, erasing the name at the top and writing there own. We as High School students, are required to write papers not because our teachers want to read about the same topic, but to test the abilities of each individual student, and when something is plagiarized, their teacher is clearly wasting their time by judging the ability of everyone else.


melanie morris said...

In the song “Animal Planet” by The Genius, it appears to be a song about animals living in the jungle, if you pay more attention to the lyrics; however, it becomes clear that the song might really be about society and our nature to gang up on one another. Personification, pun, and wordplay aid in making the allegory more clear. “Those pelicans who smuggle contraband,” is one example of the personification. This greatly helps to create an underlying meaning, for obviously pelicans cannot smuggle illegal goods, at least by their own accordance. It relates to humans and how we do bad things. The wordplay, like speaking of how one “Shouldn't gamble with a cheetah,” this is a play on words like a cheater and a cheetah, they sound similar, people will cheat in life to get on top.
  The song “Right in Two” by Tool appears to just be about ignorant monkeys, but looking at an underlying meaning it could relate to the stupidity of the human race and how we fight over things that, in the grand scheme of things, are unimportant.
  “The Trees” by Rush is a song that on the surface seems to be only about tress in the forest, but it could also be an allegory for underdogs being overshadowed by those greater than them, and how those with power aren’t as willing to give it up. 
   Plagiarism
 (noun) -An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that authors work as one's own, as by not crediting the author
*from Dictionary.com as to not be plagiarizing the definition** 
  Plagiarism in song is a touchy subject, with much controversy between songs that might just be influenced by other songs, songs that are similar simply by coincidence, and ones that are straight up rip-offs. Coldplay lost in a lawsuit against Joe Satriani for plagiarism on Viva La Vida of Satriani's If I Could Fly. The vocals used in Coldplay's song were just a little too similar to Satriani's guitar riff that rulings dubbed it to be intentional and plagiarized. Oddly enough though, if one listens to Frances Limon by Enanitos Verdes, the guitar is surprisingly similar to If I Could Fly, almost too similar. Verdes' song came out two years before Satriani's as well. So, there is the possibility that Coldplay plagiarized a song that had consequently ALSO plagiarized. However, there has not been a lawsuit against this. Cat Stevens, with his song Foreigner Suite, almost sued Coldplay as well because he felt a similarity in their stylings. The court ruled Viva La Vida as a ripoff and thus illegal, losing the band millions in the lawsuit, so it is a true form of plagiarism. In my opinion, if that many songs sound a little TOO similar, it's hard to say that they are all just copying one another. Law is law though, and Coldplay was labeled guilty as charged.
Sources
Keeps, Daniel. "Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For "Viva La Vida" Plagiarism."Rollingstone.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. .

Thomson, Katherine. "Coldplay Settles Satriani Copyright Lawsuit." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 16 Sept. 2009. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. .

"Video Comparing Satriani/Coldplay/Verdes." N.p., n.d. Web. .

Natasha Merianos said...

Natasha Merianos
PART 1
“Animal Planet” by The Genius
Utilizing animalistic imagery in “Animal Planet,” The Genius uses creative rhyme, simplistic alliteration, and characterization of animals to show the listener that life is “like the jungle sometimes.” The Genius uses creative rhyme in this song when he raps “the bluebirds arrest parrots that love to talk of eagles that stalk fresh-water trout under the wing of the hawk.” The Genius is underhandedly rapping that people judge others that talk badly. The Genius also uses simplistic alliteration in this song, and this is obvious when he raps “pick the pocket” and “broke bones.” This is clear to the listener because he repeats the same consonant sound at the beginning of several words in close succession. Another literary device that can be found in this song is the characterization of animals. When The Genius raps he characterizes several different animals throughout the song. An example of this would be when he raps, “polar bear feats on the blubber of seals,” and also “black panthers are the militant who strike in this dark,” along with many other animalistic characterizations. The Genius utilizes creative rhyme, simplistic alliteration, and characterization of animals to show the listener that life is “like the jungle sometimes.”

“Right in Two” by TOOL
Shifting from a subdued tempo to an upbeat choral in “Right in Two,” TOOL utilizes demonic personification, simple imagery, and revealing characterization to prove to the reader that the way people “survived so misguided is a mystery.”

“The Trees” by Rush
Utilizing naturalistic lyrics in “The Trees,” Rush uses nature-like personification, realistic metaphors, and whimsical imagery to convey the idea that people are similar to trees and that “there is trouble in the forest.”
PART 2
Plagiarism is when someone takes somebody else’s work or ideas and uses them as their own. An example of a truly plagiarized song would be “Viva La Vida” by Cold Play. Chris Martin was said to be in the audience of a live show where Creaky Boards was playing (Rolling Stone). Although, it is also said that Cold Play had recorded a demo version of “Viva La Vida” in March of 2007, which was long before the band had performed the song “The Songs I Didn’t Write” at a live show in October 2007 (Wikipedia). Although Creaky Boards was not the only artist who believed this song was coincidental. Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, and Joe Satriani also believed that “Viva La Vida” was strikingly similar(MTV). Cat Stevens said Cold Play’s song sounded similar to his song, “Foreigner Suite,” but Joe Satriani sued Cold Play first for stealing, or plagiarizing, his song “If I Could Fly.” Luckily, the court favored Joe Satriani because he won the case whereas Chris Martin did not.
WORKS CITED
Kreps, Daniel. "Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For "Viva La Vida" Plagiarism." Rollingstone.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2008. .
"Viva La Vida." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, 11 Mar. 2012. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. .
Kaufman, Gil. "Coldplay Sued By Joe Satriani For Allegedly Plagiarizing 'Viva La Vida' Melody." MTV. N.p., 05 Dec. 2008. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. .

PART 3
First of all, how is doing homework with a friend any different than staying after and getting help from a teacher? It’s understandable and obviously cheating if someone hands their friend their own homework and lets them copy it, but doing an assignment together should not be considered cheating or plagiarized. I agree that students do procrastinate when an assignment isn’t chopped into pieces and each piece is to be handed in by a specific due date. Although, I do disagree that “every student named it [turnitin.com] as the reason students do not purchase papers online.” Personally, I have never heard of anyone purchasing a paper online.

HannahLab said...



Hannah Labonte
POS BLOG WORK

“Animal Planet”- The Genius

In the song “Animal Planet” The Genius uses symbolism and personification to show the struggles with fighting and a rappers life. On the surface the song is saying that animals live in the jungle and have to fight for survival. In the verse “Shouldn’t gamble with a cheetah and not expect to get beat” The genius is saying that in the jungle a animal shouldn’t try to fight with another animal who is bigger than him. Beneath the surface the verse is saying that in the real world a person shouldn’t try to gamble and fight with someone who has more power, or is bigger than them and try to not get beat.

“Right in two” – Tool
On the surface Tool shows that angels are observing animals. They use metaphors, personification and imagery to show that beneath the surface compares monkeys to men and how puzzling their actions are.

“The trees”- The Rush
On the surface the song “The tree’s” is showing what nature needs. Beneath the surface the rush uses symbols imagery and personification to demonstrate people’s wants and needs.

1.) Plagiarism -The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
2.) There are many different cases of plagiarism. Many cases are just assumptions of plagiarism and many are actually true. One true form of plagiarism that passed a law suit is the song “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay and “If I could fly” Joe Satriani. Joe Satriani’s song was a instrumental that had a very distinct tune. He accused Coldplay of stealing the beat and making lyrics to the beat of his song. Coldplay admitted that they had heard the song before but the making of their song “Viva La Vida” had no intentions of copying the Joe Satriani song. This case ended in a lawsuit that Coldplay was accused of copyrighting Joe Satriani’s song and ended with Coldplay having to pay a fine.

3.) My sweet Lord – George Harrison and He’s so fine – The chiffons/ Robert Mack are another example of accidental influence and accidental plagiarism. This is a similar instance of plagiarism. George Harrison was accused of stealing some of the beats and lyrics of “He’s so fine”. George Harrison admitted that he had heard the song before recording “My sweet Lord”. The two songs could not be confused as the same in the year 2009, but back in the 80’s it was easier to notice. The judge ruled $260,103 in favor of The chiffons.
http://transhumanhighway.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/accidental-influences-and-unintended-plagiarisms/
(All arguments from same website)
Part III
My impression of this article is that plagiarism is used in many instances that people do not even realize. Students should realize the limits between copying and making “your own”. Students do copy work a lot during the span of high school. My impression is that there is nothing wrong with helping each other. There is a difference between helping and copying. From my perspective schools should continue using turnitin.com to keep the honesty of students.

HannahLab said...



Hannah Labonte
POS BLOG WORK

“Animal Planet”- The Genius

In the song “Animal Planet” The Genius uses symbolism and personification to show the struggles with fighting and a rappers life. On the surface the song is saying that animals live in the jungle and have to fight for survival. In the verse “Shouldn’t gamble with a cheetah and not expect to get beat” The genius is saying that in the jungle a animal shouldn’t try to fight with another animal who is bigger than him. Beneath the surface the verse is saying that in the real world a person shouldn’t try to gamble and fight with someone who has more power, or is bigger than them and try to not get beat.

“Right in two” – Tool
On the surface Tool shows that angels are observing animals. They use metaphors, personification and imagery to show that beneath the surface compares monkeys to men and how puzzling their actions are.

“The trees”- The Rush
On the surface the song “The tree’s” is showing what nature needs. Beneath the surface the rush uses symbols imagery and personification to demonstrate people’s wants and needs.

1.) Plagiarism -The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
2.) There are many different cases of plagiarism. Many cases are just assumptions of plagiarism and many are actually true. One true form of plagiarism that passed a law suit is the song “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay and “If I could fly” Joe Satriani. Joe Satriani’s song was a instrumental that had a very distinct tune. He accused Coldplay of stealing the beat and making lyrics to the beat of his song. Coldplay admitted that they had heard the song before but the making of their song “Viva La Vida” had no intentions of copying the Joe Satriani song. This case ended in a lawsuit that Coldplay was accused of copyrighting Joe Satriani’s song and ended with Coldplay having to pay a fine.

3.) My sweet Lord – George Harrison and He’s so fine – The chiffons/ Robert Mack are another example of accidental influence and accidental plagiarism. This is a similar instance of plagiarism. George Harrison was accused of stealing some of the beats and lyrics of “He’s so fine”. George Harrison admitted that he had heard the song before recording “My sweet Lord”. The two songs could not be confused as the same in the year 2009, but back in the 80’s it was easier to notice. The judge ruled $260,103 in favor of The chiffons.
http://transhumanhighway.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/accidental-influences-and-unintended-plagiarisms/
(All arguments from same website)
Part III
My impression of this article is that plagiarism is used in many instances that people do not even realize. Students should realize the limits between copying and making “your own”. Students do copy work a lot during the span of high school. My impression is that there is nothing wrong with helping each other. There is a difference between helping and copying. From my perspective schools should continue using turnitin.com to keep the honesty of students.

Nicole Miller said...

Nicole Miller
PART 2

PART 2.
1.) The definition of plagiarism consists of taking the work of another and claiming it to be your own without giving them any credit what-so-ever. In music, this can consist of taking guitar riffs, lyrics, or any other element of the song and claiming it to be completely their own work without any credit given.
Adapted from-dictionary.die.net
2.) One example of a truly plagiarized song is “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. “Ice Ice Baby” copied the work of Queen and Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” When the song was to be taken to court, Vanilla Ice changed the rhythm of the song and paid both Queen and Bowie a large sum of money to avoid court, as he knew that he would not win the case because of the immense similarities between the two songs. Queen and Bowie’s song was released on their 1982 album “Hot Space” and was the first collaboration between the two artists. Later in 1990, Vanilla Ice copied their bass and piano melody in “Ice Ice Baby” to create a number one hit song. Queen and Bowie threatened to sue for copyright infringement, but were settled out of court for an undisclosed sum from Vanilla Ice. As the two songs begin, it is nearly impossible to determine which is which, until the lyrics enter the picture. Both songs begin with the same pounding bass and similar piano riff, which continues throughout the song as the underlying aspect that captures listeners as the “hook.” Due to the inherently obvious plagiarism of Vanilla Ice, this song is deemed as true copyright infringement and an entirely plagiarized song.
SOURCES:
1. "Famous Copyright Infringement Cases in Music." fairwagelawyers.com . N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .
2. . "David Bowie, Queen, and Vanilla Ice." benedict.com. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .

3.) A pair of songs that have a coincidental relationship between them are “Viva la Vida” by Cold Play and Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.” With in the two songs, with Cold Play being accused of copying Satriani, the guitar riff in “If I Could Fly” presents itself as the main rhythm in “Viva la Vida.” According to Cold Play, any similarities are entirely coincidental, and they did not purposefully copy Satriani’s instrumental. Cold Play and Satriani reached an agreement without going to court, and it is rumored that money was given to Satriani to settle the dispute. As this song does not bare as striking resemblance as songs that have truly been plagiarized, the song did not enter court, and as any resemblance was due to coincidence, I do not believe that this song was truly plagiarized, I believe that it was due to coincidence.
Sources:
1. "Guitarherowars", , dir. Viva La Vida V.S. If I Could Fly, Controversy. 2008. Film. 6 November 2012
2. Kuafman, Gil. "Coldplay, Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case." Coldplay, Joe Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case Suit over alleged
3. Warlick, David. "Son of Citation Machine." citationmachine.net. N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012.

Nicole Miller said...

PART 2.
1.) The definition of plagiarism consists of taking the work of another and claiming it to be your own without giving them any credit what-so-ever. In music, this can consist of taking guitar riffs, lyrics, or any other element of the song and claiming it to be completely their own work without any credit given.
Adapted from-dictionary.die.net
2.) One example of a truly plagiarized song is “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. “Ice Ice Baby” copied the work of Queen and Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” When the song was to be taken to court, Vanilla Ice changed the rhythm of the song and paid both Queen and Bowie a large sum of money to avoid court, as he knew that he would not win the case because of the immense similarities between the two songs. Queen and Bowie’s song was released on their 1982 album “Hot Space” and was the first collaboration between the two artists. Later in 1990, Vanilla Ice copied their bass and piano melody in “Ice Ice Baby” to create a number one hit song. Queen and Bowie threatened to sue for copyright infringement, but were settled out of court for an undisclosed sum from Vanilla Ice. As the two songs begin, it is nearly impossible to determine which is which, until the lyrics enter the picture. Both songs begin with the same pounding bass and similar piano riff, which continues throughout the song as the underlying aspect that captures listeners as the “hook.” Due to the inherently obvious plagiarism of Vanilla Ice, this song is deemed as true copyright infringement and an entirely plagiarized song.
SOURCES:
1. "Famous Copyright Infringement Cases in Music." fairwagelawyers.com . N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .
2. . "David Bowie, Queen, and Vanilla Ice." benedict.com. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .

3.) A pair of songs that have a coincidental relationship between them are “Viva la Vida” by Cold Play and Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.” With in the two songs, with Cold Play being accused of copying Satriani, the guitar riff in “If I Could Fly” presents itself as the main rhythm in “Viva la Vida.” According to Cold Play, any similarities are entirely coincidental, and they did not purposefully copy Satriani’s instrumental. Cold Play and Satriani reached an agreement without going to court, and it is rumored that money was given to Satriani to settle the dispute. As this song does not bare as striking resemblance as songs that have truly been plagiarized, the song did not enter court, and as any resemblance was due to coincidence, I do not believe that this song was truly plagiarized, I believe that it was due to coincidence.

Sources:
1. "Guitarherowars", , dir. Viva La Vida V.S. If I Could Fly, Controversy. 2008. Film. 6 November 2012
2. Kuafman, Gil. "Coldplay, Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case." Coldplay, Joe Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case Suit over alleged
3. Warlick, David. "Son of Citation Machine." citationmachine.net. N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012.

Nicole Miller said...

Nicole Miller PART 2.
1.) The definition of plagiarism consists of taking the work of another and claiming it to be your own without giving them any credit what-so-ever. In music, this can consist of taking guitar riffs, lyrics, or any other element of the song and claiming it to be completely their own work without any credit given.
Adapted from-dictionary.die.net
2.) One example of a truly plagiarized song is “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. “Ice Ice Baby” copied the work of Queen and Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” When the song was to be taken to court, Vanilla Ice changed the rhythm of the song and paid both Queen and Bowie a large sum of money to avoid court, as he knew that he would not win the case because of the immense similarities between the two songs. Queen and Bowie’s song was released on their 1982 album “Hot Space” and was the first collaboration between the two artists. Later in 1990, Vanilla Ice copied their bass and piano melody in “Ice Ice Baby” to create a number one hit song. Queen and Bowie threatened to sue for copyright infringement, but were settled out of court for an undisclosed sum from Vanilla Ice. As the two songs begin, it is nearly impossible to determine which is which, until the lyrics enter the picture. Both songs begin with the same pounding bass and similar piano riff, which continues throughout the song as the underlying aspect that captures listeners as the “hook.” Due to the inherently obvious plagiarism of Vanilla Ice, this song is deemed as true copyright infringement and an entirely plagiarized song.
SOURCES:
1. "Famous Copyright Infringement Cases in Music." fairwagelawyers.com . N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .
2. . "David Bowie, Queen, and Vanilla Ice." benedict.com. N.p.. Web. 6 Nov 2012. .

3.) A pair of songs that have a coincidental relationship between them are “Viva la Vida” by Cold Play and Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.” With in the two songs, with Cold Play being accused of copying Satriani, the guitar riff in “If I Could Fly” presents itself as the main rhythm in “Viva la Vida.” According to Cold Play, any similarities are entirely coincidental, and they did not purposefully copy Satriani’s instrumental. Cold Play and Satriani reached an agreement without going to court, and it is rumored that money was given to Satriani to settle the dispute. As this song does not bare as striking resemblance as songs that have truly been plagiarized, the song did not enter court, and as any resemblance was due to coincidence, I do not believe that this song was truly plagiarized, I believe that it was due to coincidence.

Sources:
1. "Guitarherowars", , dir. Viva La Vida V.S. If I Could Fly, Controversy. 2008. Film. 6 November 2012
2. Kuafman, Gil. "Coldplay, Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case." Coldplay, Joe Satriani Settle Copyright Infringement Case Suit over alleged
3. Warlick, David. "Son of Citation Machine." citationmachine.net. N.p., 29 2000. Web. 6 Nov 2012.

Nicole Miller said...

Nicole Miller PART 3
PART 3.
I agree with some of the statements made within her paper, but disagree with others. For starters, I was unaware that people actually purchase papers online, I knew that some students have and could copy and paste from online articles, but I had no clue that you could actually buy a paper off of the Internet. I also agree with liking when certain aspects of a paper are due prior to the actual due date. I like when I have a large paper and have specific dates when I have to get parts of it in, because it forces me not to procrastinate as a whole and complete the entire paper right before it is actually due. I do not agree with the author stating that students who procrastinate copy other material, as my friends, myself, and numerous amounts of my classmates procrastinate on several projects, but all of our work is our own and none of it is taken from any other work that is not our own. As a whole, I do not like the author’s article because she paints students as constant slackers who never do their own work unless they know it is going to be rigorously checked. She claims that students use “contraband cellphones” during tests, and the only way to make sure that kids do not is to pace throughout the classroom during the entirety of the test. I would like to think that students as a whole are not as horrible as she claims them to be. Personally, I found her article a little offensive with her claims of the population of students as a whole due to some outlying individuals.

Seth Killingbeck said...

I. Through depicting a vicious food chain in the wild in “Animal Planet”, The Genius depicts gang violence in urban environments.
Through the portrayal of primates fighting in “Right in Two”, TOOL portrays the immaturity of the human race.
Through the argumentation between two different breeds of trees in “The Trees”, Rush conveys the age long struggle between the upper and working classes.

Through the argumentation of two different breeds of trees in “The Trees”, Rush conveys the age long struggle between the upper and working classes. The two types of trees, the large, prosperous oaks, representing the upper class and the maples that represent the working classes argue over sunlight. Sunlight in turn represents wealth that the oaks who are “just too greedy” are keeping for themselves. “They grab up all the light” and throw the other trees into their shade. In anger the trees form a union, as in a worker’s union to break the “oppression” of the grand oaks. By use of “hatchet, axe and saw” the maples bring the oaks down to their level, which represents that struggle for an equal society which appears to be almost communistic in theory. The Hatchet, axe, and saw could be replaced by a sickle and hammer, or it could merely represent civil war, replacing the aforementioned terms with gun, bomb, and tank. This represented struggle is used to portray how the wealthy and lower classes throughout history have mistreated each other.
II.

Seth Killingbeck said...

1.Plagiarism- the practice of taking someone else’s work and passing them off as one’s own.

2. George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” and The Chiffon’s “He’s so fine” are an example of definite copyright infringement. The chiffon’s song being released in 1962 and Harrison’s in 1971 adds to the issue of copyright. Both songs feature a similar melody as well as very similar lyrics. The songs have very similar lyrics except for a change in certain refrains. The majority of the acoustic guitar sounds eerily similar to the Chiffon’s. The only real difference is that Harrison’s song is slightly slower. After having reached an out of court decision, Harrison paid a fine to keep his song.
3.An example of coincidence in song is Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” and Joe Satriani’s “If I Could Fly”. These two artists went to court over a controversy over a similarity in tempo between the two songs’ tempos. The vocals of Coldplay’s song were similar in rhythm to the guitar in Satriani’s work. This statement here is completely absurd and does the sheer fact that there was a successful court case is frivolous. When one listens to the song there really feels as if there is no similarity at all. The instrumentals, as well as the fact that Coldplay’s song has vocals changes the song entirely. The two are completely different and that is fact.

Seth Killingbeck said...

4. Honestly this article left me with a bad taste in my mouth with its negative and pompous tone. It characterized all students as a stereotype of laziness. Things like this honestly make honest students who do all their work originally, such as myself, bow their heads in shame. It does not surprise me however to understand why this stereotype exists in the first place. It is correct in saying that most students do not view homework as reinforcement of what they have learned but as simply more of an annoyance. My grievance is with both the general tone and the general act of plagiarism. Both of these things kind of left me in a state of annoyance.

Works Cited
"Andy on the Road." Andy on the Road. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
"George Harrison and The Chiffons." George Harrison. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
"George Harrison vs. The Chiffons or My Sweet Lord Is So Fine | Songs Alike." George Harrison vs. The Chiffons or My Sweet Lord Is So Fine | Songs Alike. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
"Joe Satriani Vs. Coldplay: A Tale Of Two Songs." - Blogcritics Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
"MusicRadar.com." Coldplay and Joe Satriani Settle Lawsuit. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
"THE "MY SWEET LORD"/"HE'S SO FINE" PLAGIARISM SUIT." The "My Sweet Lord"/"He's So Fine" Plagiarism Suit. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. .
Seth Killingbeck

Beck Gerritsen said...

Beck Gerritsen

1: Describing both sides of the law in “Animal Planet”, The Genius uses the allegory of animals in a jungle to describe the criminal happenings of a city,
In “Right in Two”, Tool uses the allegory of angels watching monkeys make countless mistakes to describe the mistakes humanity has made and its tendency to destroy itself
In “The Trees”, Rush uses the allegory of trees in the forest to relate a bloody revolution. Rush uses the Maples as the rebels and the Oaks as the rulers. The Oaks are, as the Maples say, “Just too lofty.” The Maples then ensued in open rebellion and “formed a union and demanded equal rights.” In the end, the Maples win, representing the rebel triumph. The song hints at the bloody aftermath of the revolution, saying “the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw.” This suggests a backlash against the former rulers as in the real life French and Russian revolutions.
2: a:Plagarism is an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author
b: Vanilla Ice clearly and intentionally plagiarized Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” in “Ice Ice Baby”. This is clear because Vanilla Ice uses the “most identifiable riffs” (benedict.com) that were originally used by Queen and Bowie. As www.Fairwagelawyers.com states, Vanilla Ice “had sampled Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’ without consent or license.” Benedict.com states that “The liner notes indicate the author of Ice Ice Baby as Vanilla Ice,” clearly defining Vanilla Ice’s song as plagiarizing Queen and David Bowie.
The relationship between the Black Keys’ “Little Black Submarines” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is not a plagiarist one, but “Little Black Submarines” definitely shows influence from Zeppelin. Both share a similar buildup, vocal harmonies and epic guitar solos, but neither one uses the exact same riffs or comes past the line of plagiarism. As strosecronicle.com says, the song is “similar to that of Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’”. However, it also emulates other bands. As diffuser.fm says, “There are touches of ‘Can’t Find My Way Home‘ by Blind Faith in the melody.” Rollingstone.com states that, “The Keys cited the Clash as an influence for El Camino,” the album the song appears on

3:I agree with all of the points except for point 4 which says that students would rather have due dates for organization and planning tools. I do not believe in this because often, these tools do not help me in planning my essay and they become tedious busywork when I am forced to do them.

Andrew Morse said...

Andrew Morse
Part I
Transitioning from animal to animal in “Animal Planet”, The Genius utilizes animal references to portray the struggles of human life in the streets.
In “Right in Two”, TOOL utilizes a narrative of “monkeys” to portray a higher power studying the monkeys and how they have wasted and abused their gifts.
Shifting from a broad view of a forest to a battle between two trees in “The Trees” Rush utilizes trees to portray the creation of a foundation of a government and modern social struggles in society. The song depicts two different types of trees, the oaks and the maples, that quarrel in nature. The Maples want equal “sunlight” or equal opportunity but the oaks oppress and ignore them. When their pleads fail to sway the oaks, “the maples formed a union” which represents the foundation of a primitive government.
Part II
The definition of plagiarism: pla•gia•rism -noun -1. an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author

Ashley said...

Part 1:
1. In Animal Planet allegory is shown by the Genius when he utilizes animals as a representation of human life, and human behavior. He speaks of animals such as cats, polar bears, and rats as depictions of all different types of humans. He uses this song to show how life is “like the jungle sometimes” in terms of its variety of animals, just like the world has a variety of people in it. The line “out of fear of the deer watch for the eye of the tiger” shows that some humans have fears of others because of their differences in personalities and looks. Overall this song is used to show how animals or humans are all different and not all of them will ever get along.

2. Right in Two by TOOL describes human life in a different way by utilizing monkeys as a representation of humans, and their actions as what we as human do and why we do it.
3. Rush’s “The Trees” uses vocabulary to depict the different types of trees as being social classes in which humans are categorized in.

Part 2:
1. Plagiarism- The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
2. One example of truly plagiarized song is Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This song has music that is plagiarized from Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance. Although both songs are extremely different in tone and genre, Dani California is and upbeat pop song, while Mary Jane’s Last Dance is a rock song. The beginning of Dani California has the same exact music as the beginning of Mary Jane’s Last Dance. Although Dani California is a faster beat the rhythm of the songs are exactly the same, making it apparent that The Red Hot Chili Peppers stole the music from Tom Petty. Both songs section of this music also seemed to be played by the same instruments.
3. One example of a coincidental plagiarism between two songs is Viva La Vida by Coldplay and If I Could Fly by Joe Satriani. The beginnings of these songs have almost identical beats and tempos, the only difference being the lyrics. Viva la Vida has Lyrics and If I Could Fly does not. Although these songs are so similar I do not feel that the plagiarism was on purpose. I feel that Coldplay was somewhat inspired by this song and incorporated it into their old. The leader of Coldplay said that he has heard the song by Joe Satriani, but his song was not at all a copy of it. This instrumental playing that both songs have is incorporated differently in the songs. Coldplay uses this throughout the song while Satriani uses is mainly in the chorus of his song, but overall I feel that this song was not intentionally stolen.

Works Cited
Bosso, Joe. "MusicRadar.com." Coldplay and Joe Satriani Settle Lawsuit. Music Radar, 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. .
Kaufman, Gil. "Coldplay Sued By Joe Satriani For Allegedly Plagiarizing 'Viva La Vida' Melody." - Music, Celebrity, Artist News. MTV, 5 Dec. 2008. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. .
Kreps, Daniel. "Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For "Viva La Vida" Plagiarism." Rollingstone.com. The Rolling Stone, 5 Dec. 2008. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. .

Part 3:
Kathy Lehman had a good idea talking to high school students about plagiarism. I agree with almost all of these statements in terms of cheating on tests and quizzes. I agree with that fact that turnitin.com is a main contributor to why students do not cheat on major essays that are turned in online. They know that the teacher will find out they are cheating and I agree that it is an extremely useful tool.

Stee said...

Steven Schlehuber
11/20/12
Comparative Analysis

The songs, “I Get Money”, by 50 Cent and “I Get Paper” by Drake, are both very similar in their own respects as both artists utilize their separate successes and methods of obtaining money, which portrays the idea that these two songs could be considered parallel.
Both of the artists in the songs discuss the fact that they make a lot of money and are famous. Part of the chorus in the song, “I Get Paper” states, “I buy Gucci, I buy Prada I spend dolla after dolla”. Drake is saying how he spends his money on very expensive items and could care less about how much he is spending. 50 Cent has a similar attitude in his song when he says, “First I was in a Benzo, Now I’m in the Enzo, Ferrari, I’m sorry!” He is saying that first he bought an expensive car, a Mercedes Benz. Then he had enough money to buy a Ferrari, which is another very expensive car. Clearly they both have such an immense amount of money that they do not really care how they spend it.
Even though both songs deal with the two artists making money, 50 Cent uses a more angry approach and addresses his low points in life as well. While Drake seems much happier as he talks strictly of his successes throughout his life. 50 Cent states, “I used to sell dope, I did play the block, Now I play on boats”. He is discussing how he used to sell drugs to get his large amount of money before he started getting rich off of rapping. 50 Cent also uses a much angrier approach compared to Drake’s playful approach. 50 Cent states, “The barber, I cut ya head, The marksman, I spray the lead”. He is explaining the types of things that he used to have to do for money, such as shooting someone. Drake on the other hand, is much happier and simply makes money off of his raps. He states, “I write your favorite records all you sing ghost, 20 thousand for a verse is our routine quote”. Drake is saying that he just makes money as he writes new songs and verses while 50 Cent talks about killing people along with being a successful rapper. 50 Cent clearly uses a much more angry tone to get his point across that he is rich as Drake uses a more fun tone to show how he has become rich.
Both artists utilize different methods to explain their ways of getting the immense amounts of money that they have. They both also talk about how they can spend their money freely, buy extremely expensive things and still have no worries. These songs could definitely be described as parallel.

Stee said...

Steven Schlehuber
11/20/12
Comparative Analysis

The songs, “I Get Money”, by 50 Cent and “I Get Paper” by Drake, are both very similar in their own respects as both artists utilize their separate successes and methods of obtaining money, which portrays the idea that these two songs could be considered parallel.
Both of the artists in the songs discuss the fact that they make a lot of money and are famous. Part of the chorus in the song, “I Get Paper” states, “I buy Gucci, I buy Prada I spend dolla after dolla”. Drake is saying how he spends his money on very expensive items and could care less about how much he is spending. 50 Cent has a similar attitude in his song when he says, “First I was in a Benzo, Now I’m in the Enzo, Ferrari, I’m sorry!” He is saying that first he bought an expensive car, a Mercedes Benz. Then he had enough money to buy a Ferrari, which is another very expensive car. Clearly they both have such an immense amount of money that they do not really care how they spend it.
Even though both songs deal with the two artists making money, 50 Cent uses a more angry approach and addresses his low points in life as well. While Drake seems much happier as he talks strictly of his successes throughout his life. 50 Cent states, “I used to sell dope, I did play the block, Now I play on boats”. He is discussing how he used to sell drugs to get his large amount of money before he started getting rich off of rapping. 50 Cent also uses a much angrier approach compared to Drake’s playful approach. 50 Cent states, “The barber, I cut ya head, The marksman, I spray the lead”. He is explaining the types of things that he used to have to do for money, such as shooting someone. Drake on the other hand, is much happier and simply makes money off of his raps. He states, “I write your favorite records all you sing ghost, 20 thousand for a verse is our routine quote”. Drake is saying that he just makes money as he writes new songs and verses while 50 Cent talks about killing people along with being a successful rapper. 50 Cent clearly uses a much more angry tone to get his point across that he is rich as Drake uses a more fun tone to show how he has become rich.
Both artists utilize different methods to explain their ways of getting the immense amounts of money that they have. They both also talk about how they can spend their money freely, buy extremely expensive things and still have no worries. These songs could definitely be described as parallel.

jake hallgren said...

I wasn't here the day we did this so ill get it done for thursday