Fairness Rocks News US appeals court backs The Weeknd in song-theft dispute with British songwriters


Fairness Rocks News US appeals court backs The Weeknd in song-theft dispute with British songwriters

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Author: Chris Cooke

Date: October 11, 2021

Original Source: CMU

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US appeals court backs The Weeknd in song-theft dispute with British songwriters

The Ninth Circuit appeals court in the US has declined to overturn a judgement in a lower court that dismissed a song-theft claim against The Weeknd by British songwriters Brian Clover, Scott McCulloch and Billy Smith. The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – was accused of ripping off the trio’s song ‘I Need To Love’ on his 2016 track ‘A Lonely Night’.

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