American intellectual property laws are an extension of the neo con agenda to monitize everything. the best (or worst example) is "in the jungle the might jungle the lion sleeps tonite"/ soloman lindy, who wrote the melody and the same first cerse in an African langauga(Zulu I think). got nothing. pete seeger didn't copywrite his version, but the first hit maker with it did and because he had those firs tten words copywrit he got it all.
good thing you were a federal investigator joe, you could help us find Nazi's in hiding--oh but you don't want to find Nazis!!!maybe you could help find Bernard law instead.