Justin Bieber $10M Copyright Lawsuit

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Justin Bieber and Usher are being sued for $10 million by a pair of songwriters who claim that Bieber’s song ‘Somebody to Love’ was stolen from them, according to a complaint obtained by TheWrap. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in eastern Virginia on Thursday, Devin Copeland and songwriter Mareio Overton say that they wrote ‘Somebody to Love’ in 2008, the same year that De Rico released the song on his album ‘My Story II.’

They later met up with a promoter who hooked them up with music talent scouting company Sangreel Media, who said that they exposed Usher to Copeland’s album. They later spoke to Usher’s mother/sometimes manager, Jonetta Patton, who said that Usher had listened to the album and expressed interest in bringing Copeland on tour with him.

Usher worked up a demo version of the tune and posted it on YouTube, the suit says, and while he ultimately decided not to record it, Bieber did, including it on his album ‘My World 2.0.’ The songs have the same time signature and chorus hook, both use similar chords at similar points in the songs.

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  • Anonymous

    this is why i hate oceanup mostly. when anyone besides their dear selena does something good they never mention it, but every little flaw turns into a 10000000+ words long article. smh. instead of this, you could’ve written how justin stopped his concert 2 times to pray in turkey, and wore the shirt the whole time during past few concerts to respect the religion of the countries he was in, and didn’t do OLLG in neither of them because the religion or culture (idk, i’m not sure) doesn’t allow it. just saying.

  • Anonymous

    HAHA as if beiber has hundreds of fully written songs. Everyone can do that. millions of pple write poetry everyday, and I bet they have a better grasp of the english language than this little shit does. They’re just trying to put anything out to the world to counter all his shitty behaviour. He wanted to be taken seriously as an artist and pretending to be 100% in control of the writing is a way to do it. Changing a LALA to a lower key doesn’t deserve a writing credit.

  • Anonymous

    this

  • Anonymous

    HAHA as if beiber has hundreds of fully written songs. Everyone can do that. millions of pple write poetry everyday, and I bet they have a better grasp of the english language than this little shit does. They’re just trying to put anything out to the world to counter all his shitty behaviour. He wanted to be taken seriously as an artist and pretending to be 100% in control of the writing is a way to do it. Changing a LALA to a lower key doesn’t deserve a writing credit.

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  • Anonymous

    That’ what you get for not writing your own music, but putting your name on it anyways. He had this coming.

  • Anonymous

    Dude just wants money, how long have Somebody to Love been out?
    It’s been.. What? 3 yrs now.

    And tbh, this has nothing to do with JB but whoever
    gave him the song to sing.

    But whatever, dude seems thirsty.

  • Anonymous

    That’ what you get for not writing your own music, but putting your name on it anyways. He had this coming.

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  • Anonymous

    I can believe it many of his songs sound like rip off’s of other songs, especially Boyfriend and All Around the World

  • Anonymous

    Yeah you’re right this nothing to do with Justin or Usher. The report saying they spoke with Usher’s mother is bogus too. Perez Hilton and the then unknown producers, “Stereotypes”, sent that track over to Bieber’s camp. JUSTIN loved the song and Justin recorded the song for his album. Again Justin and Usher will very likely have little involvement in this lawsuit. Personal realiable is Perez Hilton and the Producer’s Stereotypes. Whether they actually ripped the song or the song is actually is different. Knowing this business I wouldn’t be surprised if they did but media just stop attaching Justin and Usher to thinks without getting their facts straight. Any pop male artist who first starts rarely writes their own music. So to say that’s why he should write his own music is arrogant.

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  • Anonymous

    Oceanup if your reading this, edit your damn report on this and let the world know Perez Hilton & the Stereotypes gave Bieber the song!!!!!!

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  • Justinsuglyglasses

    Scooter said that Justin is writing 2 songs a night during his European tour. He said that he can’t stop Justin from writing new songs. Why would he need to rip off someone else’s song?