Men at Work lose final chance to appeal

The High Court has rejected EMI’s application to appeal against the finding that the classic Australian song, “Down Under” by Men at Work, copied bars from the tune of another well-known Australian ditty, “Kookaburra sits in the Old Gum Tree”.  Following the Full Federal Court’s rejection of EMI’s previous appeal, the hearing last Friday was EMI’s final chance to overturn the finding of copyright infringement. 

Subjects: Copyright