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152 Rebecca Tushnet, Of Bass Notes and Base Rates

Discussing her paper, Of Bass Notes and Base Rates: Avoiding Mistaken Inferences About Copying, BKC Director Rebecca Tushnet explains evidentiary challenges in copyright infringement suits.

"The fact that we know neither the base rate of similarity, nor the percentage of times that the similarity is due to copying and the percentage of time the similarity is not due to copying, suggests you just can't make the inference that these music experts, who are generally not statistics experts, are very willing to make."

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