Men Plunder: Judge Finds Men at Work Plagiarized Part of Flute Riff in 'Down Under'

In 1983, Men at Work's hit "Down Under" put the Australian band on top of the charts, winning it international acclaim and a best new artist Grammy. Today, an Australian judge found the band guilty of plagiarizing part of the tune from a popular children's folk song. Australian Federal Court Judge Peter Jacobson concluded that Men at Work copied the flute riff in "Down Under" from teacher Marion Sinclair's song, "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree." "In my opinion, there is a sufficient...Full Story
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