Satriani Favored To Win? Not So Fast

Law360, New York (February 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- IPLaw360 recently published a guest op-ed article, "Coldplay Faces the Music: Satriani v. Martin," by Matthew Crumpton and Robert Morgan. The authors concluded that musician Joe Satriani was likely to win his copyright lawsuit against Coldplay ("the law weighs heavily in favor of Satriani").

The article contains some serious legal and factual errors.

For example, the article concluded that the Michael Bolton case was similar to Satriani v. Martin, and a jury could find that Coldplay had access to Satriani's song based on similar facts. (ThreeBoys...
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