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Dark Horse Dispute Runs On

If you have been keeping track of our updates on this case here then you will know that at the end of last year, a federal jury found against Katy Perry for alleged copyright infringement in her song “Dark Horse” (the second biggest selling song for 2014). The case was brought by a Christian rapper called Marcus Gray in 2014 and alleged that Perry and her team had plagiarised his song “Joyful Noise” (Gray also…
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Classic Copyright Cases – Katy Perry

I’m back again with another Classic Copyright Case, live and direct from my bedroom. I hope you are all keeping well in these challenging times and developing countless new hobbies out of desperation in order to cure the lockdown boredom. This week I have the pleasure of writing with more good news for the music industry. I am sure you are all familiar with the Katy Perry lawsuit which I have been covering – pure…
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Katy Perry’s Dark Horse loses the race

You may recall a few months ago we wrote about the copyright infringement case brought against Katy Perry by Christian hip hop artist Marcus Gray or Flame as he is known (don’t worry, we haven’t heard of him either) and two others over her song Dark Horse. The plaintiffs claimed that Perry and the other producers and songwriters who worked on the song copied the beat from Flame’s song Joyful Noise. The defendants argued that…
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Has Katy Perry indeed been a Dark Horse or not?

Marcus Gray (‘Flame’) & Others v Katy Perry & Others…. Which party will be making Joyful Noise at the end of this copyright infringement trial? You’ll be forgiven if you were not aware of the current copyright infringement trial against Katy Perry which commenced this week in the California Central District Court. The infringement claim was filed by Christian hip-hop / rap artists Marcus Gray (known as ‘Flame’), Chike Ojukwu and Emmanuel Lambert 5 years…
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