Jessie J faces copyright claim

August 2012

Artistes, music publishing


Jessie J is the latest musician to face allegations of copyright infringement in 2012.  The claims against the British singer relate to her hit single, Domino, which has become far more popular than the song allegedly copied from. American singer and songwriter, Will Loomis, has accused Jessie J of infringing the copyright of certain compositional elements of his song, Bright Red Chords.  In particular, Loomis refers to the melody for the verses of each song, calling them “substantially similar”

Including a look at claims brought against defendants including Sir Elton John and the Beastie Boys, this is very good piece on copying and sampling by authors Kate Duckworth, Thomas Huthwaite and James Morrison and can be found here

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