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