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'Pants on the Ground' Guy:

Show Me the Money!

1/21/2010 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0120_larry_platt_getty_ex-1"General" Larry Platt -- the musical mastermind behind "Pants on the Ground" -- hasn't seen a dime since everyone and their mother started singing his tune ... and now he's lawyering up in the hopes of finally raking in some cash.

Platt tells TMZ he loves the countless parodies and remixes of his tune -- but says since he's the one who wrote the greatest song ever created about pants being on the ground ... he's the one who should be getting paid.

Problem is Platt never copyrighted the song ... so he's looking to hire an attorney to help him snag a slice of the "Pants" craze while he can.

For the record, Platt has seen Brett Favre's renditionand liked it ... and if Brett's up for it, Platt would love to get Brett on board for a duet.

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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1634 days ago
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R.C.C.    

General,
You haven't given up any rights by not registering your song, as this article implies. Copyright attaches upon the song's "fixation in a tangible medium of expression"; and the taping of your performance by Idol would suffice. If you still need an experienced music attorney, contact me by replying to this post with contact info.
RCC

1634 days ago
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SY    

As far as his copyright of the song goes, he will have it even if it was not registered. The law was changed years ago on the copyright of original works such that once a "song" is put down in some form, either written or recorded, the author of that work retains the copyright. As long as he wrote it....people will have to pay. Now..he really will have a hard time collecting until he registers the song with ASCAP as they are the ones who collect royalties on behalf of artists in the U.S. But...he will have the rights to the song for sure. It will be interesting to see what happens. Funny thing is that when I saw that episode the other night, I immediately thought to myself, "I am going to hear that song now on the radio and it will be a hit" ....good times!

1634 days ago
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Christie    

I LOVED that song, the the General, the minute he sang it and I told my husband that that was going to be the biggest new thing in the am and it was!!!I really hope he does get his fair share. He deserves it.

1634 days ago
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that.is.all    

Pay Mr. Platt. His song has brought a lotta joy into this harsh world.

1634 days ago
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BarbieH    

Pay the man! Anyone that can make people smile in this screwy world deserves to be rewarded. Yeah, he's famous, but show him the money. Love him!

1634 days ago
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iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Its just another case of the man keepin a brotha down!!!!

1634 days ago
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mkjones    

The General fought hard for Civil Rights and deserves something for all those beatings he took on the marches. The song will hopefully let those idiots who "where their pants on the ground" know it's not cool and isn't sexy at all. Makes ya look like a took a dump. Give the man his money, He has done more for the human race with one song then Paris Hilton has done her whole life.

1634 days ago
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o rly    

anyone can see SIMONE's Pants on the Ground for real cheap, just ask kooky her pimp.

1634 days ago
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Julie    

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SINGER OF THE" PANTS ON THE GROUND" SONG WAS WEARING A" FREE TROY DAVIS" STICKER ON HIS SHIRT. TROY DAVIS IS A CONVICTED (COP KILLER) FROM SAVANNAH, GA AND IS ON DEATH ROW. PLEASE KEEP OFFICER MARK MACPHAIL, DAVIS' VICTIM AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS.

1634 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

"Lookin' like a fool with'ya pant's on tha ground" lolol

1634 days ago
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disturbed    

7. Its just another case of the man keepin a brotha down!!!!

Posted at 12:47AM on Jan 21st 2010 by iwanttoholdyourbigtits
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Please get your face out of your most recent pair of t*ts and pay attention to what's actually being said.

1634 days ago
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melissa    

This song is great. My daughter started singing it to a boy at her school who had his pants so low all his you got to see the undies (should be glad he wore some i suppose). Everyone was laughing when she started singing the song. Mr. Platt needs to register that song to himself or lose all rights. WTG Platt!!!

1634 days ago
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Fibb    

WTF Simon's estimated fortune is 175,000,000 million, & since this guy,s song brought American Idol ratings up all over the world, I think Simon should reach into his Greedy little pocketbook & throw the guy a Quick 10,000 thousand to shut him up. After all its Simon,s show & 10,000 to simon is like 10 bucks to you & me....

1634 days ago
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Tim    

Crazy Brutha!!!

1634 days ago
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