TIL that when Iron Maiden requested permission to name a song “Dune”, the author’s agents wrote to them that: “Frank Herbert doesn’t like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially bands like Iron Maiden”

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  1. They didn’t need to ask. It would have been perfectly legal to use the title without permission. There are many examples of multiple songs, multiple novels, and multiple movies being made with the same title. Titles are not covered by copyright law.

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