No one can own notes. Melody lines are the issue. Lyrics can also be the issue. Sometimes whole works or just a small part of a works can be an issue. Neither song was at the same tempo nor in the same key. George was found to have “subconsciously” plagiarized the song. The song has nothing to do with the “Christian” God but more to do with Lord Krishna who in some teachings some say Jesus Christ is a reincarnation of. There is no such thing as spare cash especially where lawyers are concern. Lasting “fame” is a misnomer when “legacy” is much more desirable. Fame to a dead man is worth less than the coins on his eyes because the two coins will pay Charon to ferry his soul across the River Styx. Keep Rockin’ the Paradise.