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Justin Bieber & Usher Won $10 Million “Somebody to Love” Plagiarism Lawsuit

Justin Bieber & Usher at the Believe movie premiere.

Justin Bieber and Usher have won in a lawsuit that claimed they had stolen and copied the 2010 song, “Somebody to Love,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Justin Bieber Sued for stealing “Somebody to Love” Song!

The plaintiffs and songwriters in the case were Devin “De Rico” Copeland and Mareio Overton, they filed the copyright infringement accusations in a Virginia court last year, they demanded $10 million in damages.

However, US district judge Arenda Allen dismissed the claims with prejudice on Friday (March 28), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In her judgement, judge Allen wrote:

The songs cannot be reasonably construed as being substantially similar. Although the accused songs have some elements in common with Plaintiffs’ song, their mood, tone, and subject matter differ significantly.


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  • stringbiebs

    I don’t understand anything this says but “they won” so good :)

    • Rabi Bieber

      Hahaha same here :D

  • Talani

    Wow, why would someone steal his song.

    • justineee

      no one stole his song. Justin was being sued by people who thought that justin stole their song. obviously justin didn’t steal anything so he won

  • julie

    They won but the judge said they differ significantly? wtf who wrote this 3rd grade article????

    • Littlemiss

      Are you in 3rd grade? The plaintiff are the people making the complaint, so their claim is that Justin stole their song. When the judge made their decision they said “they differ significantly” therefore dissmissed their claim saying the two songs are so different that there is no way justin plaigarised, making justin the winner of the court case…

  • PRETTY♥PRINCESS♥

    IM SO CONFUSED RIGHT NOW????
    WHO WROTE THIS!?!?!

  • miss_awesome14

    Im so confused all I know is justin and usher won a lawsuit. My teacher would say this needs more details and you need to put the Ifinformation and persons name in this thing()

  • Hannah bieber

    Wait I’m confused ?? Lol but all I know is that they won a lawsuit

  • nicki

    Justin and Usher did not steal their song. Justin because they name of the song is the same and the tone, and the mood don’t mean they stole it. I am really proud of them.

  • Azaria

    Let me clarify what is going on here as it has happened a lot to artists I love. An artist that is irrelevant and has not had any fame for a long time (or ever) is saying that Justin Bieber’s song “Somebody To Love” was ripping off his song. This is a cry out to try and get fame off of Justin Bieber’s song. People will run to listen to his song to see if it compares. As is the standard for these types of lawsuits there’s probably one or two similar lines or a similar music score. There’s never substantial enough similarities and these plagiarism lawsuits are purely to try and get people to notice them. As always, they fall into the shadows and nobody cares anymore. It’s stupid, it’s fraud, and they always lose.

  • Belieber

    I’m glad they won the lawsuit

  • Rick

    not always there are cases when artists had settle out of court to avoid the scandal of stealing…do your research before posting ignorant comments…MORONS

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