Katy Perry Copyright Accuser Takes Case To 9th Circ.

Law360 (April 16, 2020, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A rapper who claims Katy Perry copied his song to create her hit "Dark Horse" is headed to the Ninth Circuit, appealing a high-profile ruling last month that tossed out a copyright infringement verdict in his favor.

Marcus Gray, known as Flame, filed a notice of appeal Monday — the formal start to what should be a closely watched appeal over whether Perry's song infringed his "Joyful Noise."

Until last month, it appeared it would be Perry appealing to the Ninth Circuit, thanks to a jury verdict last summer that ordered her to pay $2.8 million in damages for copying Gray's...

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