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A Sample of Musicology Cases

Elton John

This case provided experience as both a Musicologist and a Plaintiff.  Expert services, in conjunction with the late-forensic Musicologist Irwin Coster from Coster Music Research, were provided in the areas of Music Comparison and Prior Art search in the lawsuit filed against Elton John and Bernie Taupin (and other defendants) for copyright infringement.

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Expert opinions were rendered regarding the nature and similarities between individual elements of certain songs and the weight of those elements in the aggregate, the "constellation" of those combined elements, and the relevance and additional merit of the songs' co-existing similarities.  Case also encompassed extensive Prior Art analysis and Expert Testimony.