Bieber And Usher Face $10M Lawsuit
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Justin Bieber and Usher may end up paying $10 million due to copyright infringement. In 2013, singer Devin Copeland and songwriter Mareio Overton sued the famous two because Bieber and Usher’s versions of the song ‘Somebody To Love’ sounds very similar to their song with the same title.
In 2014, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen dismissed the lawsuit, saying that there was no copyright infringement and that the songs were completely different. The lawsuit from 2013 has now been revived by the 4th Circuit Court, after it was concluded that the songs are almost identical in rhythm and melody, as well as chorus.
Consequently, the lawsuit will return to lower court. No matter what the jury decides, this is a big problem for the famous singers, given that Bieber’s version of the song was at one point No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and that the pop star has been credited as a co-writer.
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— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 6, 2015