I already wrote about Glee‘s “cover” of Jonathan Coulton’s cover of Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” and obviously they weren’t going to edit it out of this week’s episode at the last minute, but they didn’t credit him for the arrangement that they very clearly
Coulton is naturally upset that he received no credit, but it turns out that Glee‘s policy is not to credit covers of covers, so this isn’t unusual. (Makes me wonder how many other covers they’ve
stolen used…) And apparently, Coulton was told he should be “happy for the exposure.” Which is odd, because he’s not getting credited for his arrangement of the song, so it’s as he puts it, “secret exposure.”
Glee doesn’t seem legally obligated to credit or pay him for the arrangement that they stole used, but he’s still investigating legal avenues. If the show used his actual audio in their performances, he’d have a case. I’m dearly hoping that’s the case, because it seems unfair that they should be able to get away with stuff like this. And here I thought Glee was all about standing up for the underdogs. But I guess now they’re the jock bully lording it over the geek victim. Shame.
Glee Airs Performance Of Jonathan Coulton’s “Baby Got Back” [The Escapist]