There is a legal demand of the Croatian artist Elvis Stanic on the Widow-Maker theme. Is there a basis for considering it plagiarism?
Although it is about to make four years of the premiere of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, now has transcended a legal claim for plagiarism on the soundtrack of the game signed by Percival and, also, revolving around the theme of this Widow- Maker.
The indictment is signed by the Croatian artist Elvis Stanic, who claims that the theme of the soundtrack of the CD Projekt role-playing game is plagiarism of his Naranca theme. Defend that not only affects the musical composition but also has to do with the lyrics. “My song Naranca has been illegally renamed to Widow-Maker and signed by some such Mikolai Stroinski and Marci Pryzbylowicz,” says the Croatian composer on the theme of the well-known game of The Witcher saga.
My song has been stolenThe owning Stanic assures that the Polish study has ignored throughout the last times the requests of its lawyers to communicate with them in reference to the copyright of the subject, and to a possible infraction of this one, and instead they have opted to remove silently and without warning anyone the song of the soundtrack of the game “waiting for nobody to notice”. “They have continued distributing it through soundtrack releases in vinyl format and illegally,” says Stanic.
“As a composer, I love finding my song in a video game so popular and that has so many fans behind it like this one,” says Stanic. “But it’s a song that has been stolen, and its use was not authorized.”
Then you can listen to the two themes. The supposed plagiarism that appears in the soundtrack of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the also supposed original of Elvis Stanic.