What's NEW on Zando?

Shop our latest arrivals for shoes & apparel now!

Lawsuit against Bieber, Usher dropped

Comment on this story


bieber and usher

REUTERS

Singers Justin Bieber and Usher pose together after performing on NBC's 'Today' show in New York on November 23, 2011. Photo: Brendan McDermid

Norfolk - A judge has dismissed a $10 million lawsuit that claimed Justin Bieber and Usher copied parts of a song written by two Virginia songwriters.

US District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled on Friday that the song, ‘Somebody to Love’, isn't intrinsically similar to a song by the same name that Bieber and Usher performed.

Devin Copeland and Maerio Overton filed the lawsuit in 2013 in US District Court in Norfolk. The lawsuit claimed that the song performed by Bieber and Usher contains numerous lyrical and stylistic similarities to their copyrighted song.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that the judge listened to both songs at a hearing earlier this month.

Allen's ruling says a reasonable juror couldn't conclude that a member of the public would construe the songs' aesthetic appeal as being similar. - Sapa-AP

To sign up for our Tonight newsletter click here

To vote on our Tonight poll click here


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks