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Justin Bieber and Usher Are Being Sued For Copyright Infringement

Justin Bieber and Usher Are Being Sued For Copyright Infringement

Looks like R&B vet Usher and his protégé Justin Bieber are going to be light in the pockets this season. The two musicians are being sued for copyright infringement.


Its been about two-year since the two caught a lawsuit for a song called “Somebody To Love” of Bieber’s “My World 2.0” album. Now, after floating around in legal space for two-years, the lawsuit has been approved to move forward in court. The lawsuit came from two songwriters from Virginia by the name of De Rico and Mareio Overton. According to Reuters, Usher and the Biebs are facing a $10 million suit on claims that they stole portions of the two Virginia songwriters’ music without permission after playing the R&B-laced track for Usher back in 2008.

“After listening to the Copeland song and the Bieber and Usher songs as wholes, we conclude that their choruses are similar enough and also significant enough that a reasonable jury could find the songs intrinsically similar,” a circuit judge wrote.

The court approved the lawsuit even though Usher and Bieber’s version of the song has more of a pop, techno groove while Rico and Overton version is more R&B. Oh well, looks like a bitter summer for those guys.


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