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Judge reverses Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" copyright verdict

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No one comes for Queen Katy. :snarky:

A judge reversed a ruling made last summer that said Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" infringed on another song, Variety reports. 

A jury had previously decided that “Dark Horse” included an eight-note ostinato ripped off from “Joyful Noise,” a song by the Christian rapper Flame.

The jury awarded Flame $2.8 million in damages.

Katy submitted an appeal, and a judge sided with her, claiming there was not evidence to support the claim that Katy's song stole from "Joyful Noise."

“It is undisputed in this case,” the judge wrote, “that the signature elements of the 8-note ostinato in ‘Joyful Noise’… is not a particularly unique or rare combination.”

The judge added: “A relatively common 8-note combination of unprotected elements that happens to be played in a timbre common to a particular genre of music cannot be so original as to warrant copyright protection.”

Talent wins :katycry:

What do y'all think of Katy's victory? 


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