Thought I'd jump with this one, as it isn't related specifically to the other subjects, though is similar.
This case just came to my attention in the last week.
A former member of American Irish group Black 47 has sued the BBC for using his song "Unrepentant Fenian Bastard" on a documentary about Northern Ireland without licensing permission.
For his side of the story see:
A very different song licensing issue than say, the Carthy/Simon one, as this deals specifically with a major media company's ripping off of a copyrighted song (not that it has never been done). What I think makes this case different is it's blatancy, particularly because it could so easily be argued they did it with a political purpose in mind.
Anyone else ever have any experience of such a thing, or is this case really as bizarre as it seems?
Please note, I chose not to title the thread "Unrepentant Fenian Bastard" quite purposefully!