Bieber and Usher are sued for copywriting

Bieber and Usher are sued for copywriting

Famous US singers Justin Bieber and Usher are sued by two songwriters for $10m. Authors say the singers stole a part of their song.

Famous US singers Justin Bieber and Usher are sued by two songwriters for $10m. Authors say the singers stole a part of their song.

Devin Copeland, also known as R&B singer De Rico, as well as his partner Mareio Overton say that Bieber and Usher copied the beat and the time signature from their song Somebody To Love ( Bieber and Usher some years ago recorded a song with same name). According to them, the lyrics and even chords are particularly similar.

The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, decided to relook a May 2013 lawsuit. It also said that it was wrong to close the case.

A judge from the Circuit Court Pamela Harris said:

After listening to the Copeland song and the Bieber and Usher songs as wholes, we conclude that their choruses are similar enough and also significant enough that a reasonable jury could find the songs intrinsically similar

Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Publishing Group and Sony Corp’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing were in role of defendants. Defense lawyers haven’t returned to give comments on the case yet.

The ‘Somebody To Love’ lawsuit will be returned to lower court.

In 2010 ‘Somebody to Love’ was on the 15th position of the Billboard Hot 100.

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