Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi

Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi
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Lars wrote a musical composition in 1992. He assigned each number a corresponding note and played Pi. Lars copyrighted his song.

Fast forward almost 20 years later. Another musician named Michael used the exact same technique to write another pi song.

Lars sued Michael. Should he win? Let your class decide?

In Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi, students will

  • Consider why mathematical knowledge cannot be copyrighted.
  • Analyze both pieces of music
  • Compare and Contrast the two pieces
  • Brainstorm arguments for both parties
  • Write their ruling using the thinkLaw DRAAW+C framework


Everyone Wants a Piece of the Pi includes:

  • Teacher's Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • DRAAW +C Printables
  • Student Work Pages in both Microsoft Word and as editable PDFs
  • Pre-make Braincandy Questions (Braincandy is a FREE online platform that allows students to take polls and share responses in real-time)

All resources are available for download AND as Google Docs.

(P.S. The Judge decided this case on PI DAY!)

Check out some of our other legal writing lessons:
Monkey Business

Not My Fault!

Tell Me What You Think

Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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