Australia's High Court has ruled Men At Work will not be able to make a final appeal against a ruling which found them guilty of copying part of their hit track Down Under.
Last year (10), a judge in Australia agreed the flute solo in the song samples parts of Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree, a tune written by a music teacher for the Girl Guides in 1934.
The song's composers, bandmembers Colin Hay and Ron Strykert, were ordered to pay royalties to Larrikin Music Publishing, the company which owns the rights to Kookaburra, and their Emi record label had an appeal against the ruling turned down in March (11).
The case went to the country's High Court this week (beg03Oct11) and a three-judge panel has now decided another appeal will not be allowed.