Ha! Poor guys probably thought they were in the clear a long time ago!
The '80s band Men At Work has been ordered to pay royalties to the Larrikin Music group for ripping off the flute solo in their
OLD hit song Down Under from the 70-year-old nursery rhyme Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gumtree!
The band maintains that they unconsciously stole the original tune, and will have to pay royalties on any money they made off of the track from 2002 on, which probably will add up to about $13 all together, we'd estimate!
Imagine if they'd been slapped with that lawsuit back when that song got actual air time??
[Image via AP Images.]
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