It did not take me 30 days to finish that composition. It took me 30 years to hone the skills required to create that composition. Unang una po, liwanagin ko lang, hindi ko inaangkin ang nilabas nila sa TV. Frankly, ayoko yung mga tono na ganun. Bakit ko naman aangkinin yun. In fact, dahil ayaw ko yung kinalabasan ay nakakainis pa tuloy isipin na may kinalaman ako dun. Ganun pa man, ang sinasabi ko, hindi sila makakagawa nun kung hindi nila sinamantala ang study na ginawa ko. (Gary Granada, composer)
These are the words that struck me most when I listened to this:
As reported here,
GMA claims that Gary Granada is not a co-author in this sense because Under copyright laws, Perez countered, this “does not make [it]… his version.” Perez added that Granada can’t claim joint authorship, either. “[Joint authorship means] 1) there was an intent between two parties to be joint authors at the time the work was created, and 2) the contributions to the work of the party claiming to be a joint author must be independently copyrightable.” Granada’s case lacked these requisites, Perez insisted. He said Granada was engaged to write the music to lyrics “completed by GMA Marketing. Neither GMA Marketing nor Granada intended to be joint authors of [said] lyrics.”
That’s the beauty and flaw of playing with black and white, you can get away with it and turn black into white.
What are your thoughts?