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A New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit that targeted Warner Music over the 2009 Muse album ‘The Resistance’ in a case brought by American songwriter Charles Bollfrass who claimed that the last three tracks on that album, a trilogy under the title of ‘Exogenesis’, were copied from a concept he had devised in 2005 for a rock opera of the same name. Bollfrass had said he had contacted Muse but the band called the claims “complete nonsense”, and denied having previous knowledge of Bollfrass or his 2005 project. The court ruled that the ‘plot’ was too abstract to constitute any sort of infringement of the songwriter’s rock opera screenplay, even if the band had been previously exposed to the claimant’s work.

http://www.the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/more-of-same-plot-thickens_1.html