4th Circ. Revives Bieber, Usher IP Suit Over Hit Song

Law360, Los Angeles (June 18, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday revived a $10 million copyright infringement suit accusing pop stars Justin Bieber and Usher of stealing a song that turned out to be one of Bieber’s biggest hits, ruling that the songs were similar enough to warrant overturning a lower court’s dismissal.

A three-judge Fourth Circuit panel vacated a Virginia federal judge’s March 2014 ruling in a suit brought by songwriters Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton over the song "Somebody to Love" and remanded the case back to district court for...
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