Music lawsuits that don’t make sense

Here’s a channel called MediaBrighton on the lawsuit against the writers of “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke and Pharrell. The lawsuit was brought by the descendants of Marvin Gaye, who said that the song copies “Got to Give It Up.” Although the songs do sound similar, the point is that the melody, lyrics, and chord progressions are nothing alike.

Blurred Lines Marvin Gaye Comparison Copyright Lawsuit

Here’s Adam Neely showing you why the recent lawsuit against Katy Perry and her song “Dark Horse” makes no sense. The lawsuit is being brought by a group called Flame, claiming that it copies their song “Joyful Noise.” Neely explains the deal very clearly, and shows why this lawsuit is a dangerous precedent. Basically, the plaintiff’s expert was able to confuse the jury.

Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense

Here’s a similar case — this one hasn’t been decided yet. Ed Sheeran is being sued for his song “Thinking Out Loud.” This lawsuit has been brought by the descendants of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of “Let’s Get It On” with Marvin Gaye.  Ironically, Neely is able to use the lawsuit’s own logic to show that Townsend himself plagiarized in a different song.

Why the Ed Sheeran lawsuit makes no sense

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