Thursday, 2 May 2013

Justin Bieber & Usher Sued Over Alleged Copyright Infringement

Legal woes in the entertainment industry seem to be what comes with the territory, and now Justin Bieber and Usher are the latest celebs to find themselves under the white hot spotlight.
On Thursday (May 2), performer Devin Copeland, who is also known as De Rico, and songwriter Mareio Overton filed a lawsuit against the Biebs and his mentor for $10 million.
In the documents, Copeland and Overton claim that Usher and Justin violated copyright on the Biebs' hit song, "Somebody To Love," with their same-titled song from 2008.
The suit claims that there are a number of close comparisons between the Copeland/Overton version and the teen superstar's version including chorus hook, use of chords and time signature.
According to The Wrap, the pair are seeking $10 million in damages for contributory infringement, vicarious infringement, and copyright infringement.
Check out Usher and Bieber's remix of "Somebody To Love" along with De Rico's version and sound off with your comments and thoughts below!

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