A musician and lawyer has used an algorithm to generate every possible melody in an attempt to end music copyright lawsuit claims.
Working with programmer Noah Rubin, Damien Riehl built software capable of generating 300,000 melodies each second, creating a catalogue of 68 billion 8-note melodies.
The melodies were then copyrighted and released into the public domain in the hope of stifling litigious musicians.
This was the case when George Harrison was sued for allegedly stealing the melody of My Sweet Lord from He's So Fine by the Chiffons, according to Mr Riehl.
The litigation lasted for nearly three decades, during which the former Beatle was found guilty of "subconscious plagiarism" by a US judge.
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"Noah and I have made all the music to be able to allow future songwriters to make all of their music. »