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Does someone can explain this for a non US person?
I think this must be about a music, but what music?
Parody: Modern SCO Executive
Posted Jun 4, 2003 15:01 UTC (Wed) by shahms (subscriber, #8877)
Posted Jun 4, 2003 15:05 UTC (Wed) by fergal (subscriber, #602)
Actually, Gilbert was an attourney
Posted Jun 4, 2003 18:15 UTC (Wed) by james (subscriber, #1325)
It might be worth noting that William Gilbert was an attorney by profession. Many of his works include digs at stupid laws, stupid lawyers, and stupid lawyerese. This is right up his street.
It might be relevant to note that the "pirates" in Pirates of Penzance was aimed at American pirates in the modern, software sense, who, in the days before strong trans-Atlantic copyright protection, made and performed innumerable copies of Gilbert and Sullivan's previous work. The author and composer were not amused.
Posted Jun 4, 2003 20:56 UTC (Wed) by rickmoen (subscriber, #6943)
It might be worth noting that William Gilbert was an attorney by profession. Many of his works include digs at stupid laws, stupid lawyers, and stupid lawyerese.
Most memorably in "Trial by Jury", but also in "The Mikado", "Iolanthe", and (as you say) many others.
Posted Jun 5, 2003 10:28 UTC (Thu) by Wol (guest, #4433)
One of the last British places an emigrant might see as they steamed from Southampton to New York.
PS. I knew about the Americans ignoring copyright, but I didn't realise the "Pirates" bit was a direct dig at them ...
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