Miley Cyrus Says Judge Viewed Songs Through Wrong Lens

Law360 (February 28, 2019, 3:53 PM EST) -- A New York federal magistrate judge zeroed in on the wrong details when comparing Miley Cyrus' 2013 hit "We Can't Stop" with the reggae song of a Jamaican musician accusing her of copyright infringement, the pop singer said Wednesday.

In concluding in a report that Cyrus should have to face the bulk of artist Flourgon's claims, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger leaped from recognizing that the two songs' composition, lyrics and recordings are so "substantially different" that no "reasonable juror" would hold otherwise to narrowing his focus on a phrase present in both of the songs, Cyrus argued in a brief....

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