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Copyright lawsuit dismissed against Justin Bieber, Usher

Copyright lawsuit dismissed against Justin Bieber, Usher

SONG NOT STOLEN: Justin Bieber performing last month at the Scooter Braun Projects “Sunday Funday Showcase” at South By SouthWest. A judge dismissed a lawsuit by two songwriters which had sought $10 million in damage. Photo: Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a $10 million lawsuit that claimed Justin Bieber and Usher copied parts of a song written by two Virginia songwriters.

A federal judge in Norfolk has ruled that the song “Somebody to Love,” isn’t similar to a song by the same name that Bieber and Usher performed.

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The judge ruled in his decision that a reasonable juror couldn’t conclude that a member of the public would find the two songs as similar as the plaintiffs claim.

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