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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2012, 09:25:22 PM »
Yeah yeah (yawn) The stranglers wrote London Lady, The Vibrators London Girls, The Jam London Girl. Why don't you go pester them about plagarism because you are starting get on my nerves.  >:(

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2012, 10:23:54 PM »
Temper, temper Nick!!!

That "Sleeze" is nothing to do with TV Smith Martin.

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2012, 11:53:45 PM »
It's a Free World.

At least Bruno The Reject said his song was very different to TV's.

Of course it could have been anyone who took Bruno's stuff.

Was Steve Jones about he's been through some Strange pockets in his time?
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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2012, 01:34:24 AM »
Funny thing is, I know Alex and I know Bruno and neither of them have ever mentioned this rather unpleasant rumour to me. Oh well, in the end...so what!

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 11:11:51 AM »
It all feels a little bit green to me.

But then at times we've all experienced envy.
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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2012, 12:57:41 PM »
At least Bruno The Reject said his song was very different to TV's.

Yeah! Why use the word "plagiarise" if the song was not the same anyway?
Also: anyone who listens to TV's lyrics from the other Adverts songs at the time will see that these are even better than those of GGE, so why should he "steal" those?  ???
Of course Gary Gilmore was in the news a lot back then and so is maybe an "obvious" topic.

Funny thing is, I know Alex and I know Bruno and neither of them have ever mentioned this rather unpleasant rumour to me. Oh well, in the end...so what!

You might ask Bruno next time if he ever got his micro back?  :D
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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2012, 03:28:11 PM »
Uli

I think TV and the forum have established his integrity

My question however related to 'the idea' for the song, i've never heard either fully, im just asking a question.
I think i did use the right word in this questions context though

plagiarizedpast participle, past tense of pla·gia·rize (Verb)
Verb:   
Take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own.
Copy from (someone) in such a way.

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2012, 09:38:16 PM »
When you're down in a hole stop digging.

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2012, 09:53:12 PM »
Where the hell were you this afternoon when I foolishly offered to help my wife transplant a tree?!

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2012, 10:16:50 PM »
Somehow missed this thread - bizzare

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2012, 11:14:17 PM »
Somehow missed this thread - bizzare

What - you missing this thread?

Yeah...pretty bizzare, Alan.














...Oh, you mean the thread itself!?



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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2012, 11:23:15 AM »
I think TV and the forum have established his integrity

My question however related to 'the idea' for the song, i've never heard either fully, im just asking a question.
I think i did use the right word in this questions context though

In my opinion "plagiarise" goes in a very "legal" direction, so I'm not sure about using the "right words".
As I already pointed out, if the idea wasn't in the direction of GG's Eyes, it's not likely that the idea was "stolen", as GG was a big thing in the media at that time (as you might remember?).
Unless anything useful will come up soon, I will close this thread if a useless discussion goes on and on and on...
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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2012, 11:36:37 AM »
I agree with you on that Uli.

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2012, 06:32:13 PM »
Fair enough, TV has responded twice.

Top copy and credit where honest punk sneering's due too!

Couple of queries first though lads as
I searched for forum rules, all I could really find was a post, titled 'freedom';
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1630.msg17605#msg17605
about how its a good idea having none (rules) and suggesting collectively weeding out trouble

So am I allowed to quote publicly from our on-line discussion?

Also my thread title has had the word No added but not by me, why?

I am happy to have the word 'plagiarise' changed to 'copy' in the thread title if that helps remove any like unintended legal ambiguity

Cheers then, Martin

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Re: Did TV Smith Plagiarise the idea for the big hit? - No.
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2012, 06:59:53 PM »
So am I allowed to quote publicly from our on-line discussion?

Why not. But would be nice if you give a link to TV's website or this nice forum.  8)

Also my thread title has had the word No added but not by me, why?

Why not.  ;D
To avoid any confusion. And that's enough here now.
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