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Katy Perry Has to Pay $2.7 Million for ‘Stealing’ Song

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Katy Perryby John Sexton, Hot Air

As I said earlier, I’m not a closet Katy Perry fan. What interests me about this story is that something that almost never happens has happened. A pop star with all the money and lawyers she could want has lost a court battle to a relatively unknown artist (and his co-writers) who convinced a jury his music was stolen for her hit song. Earlier this week, a jury decided that all six of Perry’s songwriters plus the companies that distributed her music were liable. The trial then moved to a penalty phase which concluded rather quickly:

Katy Perry and her collaborators at her record label have to pay $2.78 million after a federal jury found the pop star copied one of her hit songs…

The amount fell well short of the nearly $20 million sought by attorneys for Gray and the two co-writers of “Joyful Noise” — Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu — but they said they were pleased…

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