9th Circ. Nixes Universal, Jessie J IP Suit Over Hit Song

By Y. Peter Kang (September 2, 2016, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday tossed a copyright infringement suit alleging Universal Music Group and pop star Jessie J ripped off a California indie musician's song for their 2011 hit "Domino," backing a lower court's determination that the defendants didn't have access to the song.

In affirming summary judgment in favor of Universal and Jessie J, whose real name is Jessica Cornish, a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel said musician Will Loomis didn't provide sufficient evidence to establish that Cornish and her label had access to "Bright Red Chords," a 2009 song performed by Loomis' band, Loomis and the Lusts, before creating...

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