One of the longest-running Copyright disputes revolves around the alleged plagiarism of a version of the Rolling Stones’ song The Last Time in The Verve’s tune Bitter Sweet Symphony.

The interesting legal issue here is that permission was gained to use some of the Stones’ song, but it was alleged that The Verve used too much, and were forced to give all royalties to the Stones.

This demonstrates why it is crucial to be clear and concise in any settlement instrument or contract.