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For anyone interested, see the Oct/Nov MAA Monthly Supplement about The Music of Pi.
I originally posted this along with a couple questions, but have since asked for the original question to be deleted. That request has not been honored. So, in lieu of deletion, I have edited my post to delete most of the content.

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closed as off topic by robjohn Nov 15 '12 at 2:43

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Most definitely does not sound like Chopin. I do not understand why you are intrigued by this piece. It does not sound pleasant. –  glebovg Nov 15 '12 at 2:00
@amWhy: since there is one upvoted answer, I am reluctant to delete it. I will close it as off topic. –  robjohn Nov 15 '12 at 2:43
For what it's worth, I don't think this is a bad question, nor that you should be ashamed of posting it. –  Rahul Nov 15 '12 at 2:53
Oh man, then there is a real problem! If you are regularly receiving comments that you find demeaning, please bring this up on meta. I would not like this site to be a place where you find yourself frustrated to the point of deleting questions from a few comments. –  Rahul Nov 15 '12 at 3:15
@robjohn Thanks for getting back to me, sincerely. I simply deleted some of my comments to unclutter the post, as they were irrelevant to the substance of my post. What I meant by "in lieu of deletion" in my edited "question" was referring to the fact that my request for deletion was not honored. But, to the point, I do not want to deprive Julien of any reputation. This is not a matter worth anymore time or attention. Thanks for asking, sincerely. –  amWhy Nov 15 '12 at 14:11

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I believe one of the songs involved in the ruling was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK7tq7L0N8E. The other (not as nice, imho) was by Lars Erickson. Erickson filed the initial claim, and Blake's video was pulled from youtube. He eventually lost the legal battle, though.

Personally, I prefer the Tau song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3174T-3-59Q

It's a good thing you can't copyright melodies based on numbers. After all, in the decimal expansion of any normal number you can find every possible melody...

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+1 Thanks. This question seems not to have been well received. So I have flagged a moderator to delete it. I appreciate your taking my question seriously, and for taking the time to post links. –  amWhy Nov 15 '12 at 2:26
@Julien don't be so sure that you can't copy write numbers see en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_number –  Baby Dragon Jul 16 '13 at 2:01

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