2nd Circ. Says Usher Didn't Rip Off R&B Tune

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 4:56 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Monday backed the pretrial dismissal of a copyright suit accusing R&B singer Usher of stealing another performer's material for use in his song “Caught Up,” saying the lower court had properly determined a lack of similarity between the two works.

The appeals court affirmed the New York federal court's ruling that singer Wadena Pyatt had failed to show that her song, also called “Caught Up,” contained any elements that would support her allegations that Usher and his record labels had plagiarized the...
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