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SaddleFitterVA
Jul. 25, 2011, 07:20 AM
So, on the Totilas and Rath thread there are many posts about the "stolen" freestyle.

A few questions...

Since these are not copyrighted works, but more like performance art, what is considered "stolen"?

Since the same freestyle is often used for years by a horse/rider combination, how long do points for "originality" get given?

Is it the music or the choreography that is "owned" by the original pair?

Cool combinations for riding various movements will always get copied.

And, if you were going to "buy" a freestyle from a rider, who are you paying? The music was ostensibly already "purchased" and the choreography done by some other.