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- Posted on Feb 4th 2010 5:14AM by Farah Ishaq
The band now face paying up to 60% of the song's income, after the court ruled the song copied its flute riff from a Girl Guides song called 'Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.' The campfire song was originally written for the 1935 Girl Guides Jamboree, by the now-deceased Marion Sinclair.
Another court hearing is set to take place later this month to determine the compensation due from Men at Work's credited songwriters Colin Hay and Ron Strykert as well as Sony BMG Music Entertainment and EMI Songs Australia.
Larrikin Music, who own the song, started court proceedings last summer, after a TV music quiz show in Australia pointed out the similarities of both in 2007.
Larrikin Music's lawyer Adam Simpson told Associated Press Sydney, "It's a big win for the underdog."