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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song.
The nine-member federal jury in Los Angeles returned the unanimous verdict Monday.

The decision came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors first sued alleging that “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song he released under the stage name Flame.

The case now goes to a penalty phase, where the jury will decide how much the plaintiffs are owed for the copyright infringement.

https://www.localmemphis.com/entertainment-news/jury-katy-perrys-dark-horse-copied-christian-rap-song/

 

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VenusHooker

PRISN :bradley:

They call me Mr. Personality...
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Didymus

Whut lol. I mean, I hear similarity but... :air: Undeserved imo.

Why is it always the basic ass songs people take to court :lmao: Like, relax, you're no songwriting genius if you came up with that.

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River

Cause I'm copying ya like a dark horse :diane:

I'm not serious 99% of the times ;)
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LateToCult

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After a week-long trial, a California jury has reached its conclusion that Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is a copyright infringement.

The lawsuit was brought by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, professionally known as Flame, who asserted that Perry's 2013 hit tread on his own work entitled "Joyful Noise." In particular, the plaintiff alleged that the Dr. Luke-produced song took his underlying beat.

At trial, both Perry and Luke insisted they had both never heard of "Joyful Noise" while Grey pointed to his own song's success in a niche market and offered the theory that the defendants may have heard it at the Grammy Awards or seen it on YouTube or MySpace, where the song earned millions of views. The defendants also attempted to knock the plaintiff's ownership of infringing material by both pointing to how the beat was allegedly preexisting material. Finally, Perry and Luke called experts to the witness stand in an effort to show a lack of any substantial similarity of protected expression.

The trial had color from Perry offering to perform her hit live upon difficulties with the sound speakers to a shooting that took place just outside the courthouse on the day that Luke was testifying.

Most copyright cases either settle or are dismissed before ever getting to trial, but "Dark Horse" joined "Blurred Lines" and "Stairway to Heaven" as songcraft that's been put to a jury this decade.

Today's verdict means the case will proceed to a damages phase.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/thr-esq/katy-perrys-dark-horse-copied-christian-rap-song-jury-finds-1227297

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monster78619

Okay but I doubt Katy has every heard of this song coz wtf is this lol so is she really copying :laughga:

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Bloody Grammys

I'm sorry but this is such a reach :laughga: Katy sis get a new lawyer :poot:

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LabCoatDude

Katy just can't win :saladga: 

There are some similarities with the instrumental, but I don't think it's plagiarised at all.

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BLACKOUTbritney

Wait, this song sold over 13million copies WW. That band just won the lottery considering they aren’t very similar lmfao 

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Bonkers

Court?  Why don't they just pray for her career to decline.   :emma: :vegas:

 

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