Music: More Than Feelings

The mellifluous ballad has been crooned by everyone from Julio Iglesias to Bill Murray. But when French Composer Lou Lou Gaste heard Feelings for the first time in 1977, he could not believe his ears. Reason: the song was indistinguishable from one he had written 21 years earlier called Pour Toi. Once Gaste discovered that Feelings had made a fortune for its composer, Brazilian Morris Albert, he decided to sue for copyright infringement. Albert maintains that he had never heard Pour Toi before writing Feelings. A federal district court last week ruled for Gaste, awarding him 88% of all royalties earned...