9th Circ. Won't Revive Suit Over Black Eyed Peas Song

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 9:46 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit refused to revive a songwriter's copyright suit alleging the Black Eyed Peas stole the hook of their hit song "I Gotta Feeling" from one of his compositions, saying the evidence doesn't support the songwriter's assertion that the hip-hop group had access to his song.

In a brief opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton's decision granting summary judgment to the Black Eyed Peas and their co-defendants. Plaintiff Bryan Pringle claimed the group copped the hook for "I Gotta Feeling"...
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