Jesse J And Universal Prevail In Copyright Case
September 6, 2016 at 4:06 AM (PT)
Multiple news outlets are reporting that JESSIE J and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP have won their case in The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, rejecting a CALIFORNIA songwriter’s claim that she stole the melody from one of his songs for her 2011 hit “Domino.”
The court ruled that WILL LOOMIS did not prove that JESSIE J, DR. LUKE, MAX MARTIN and other “Domino” writers had access to his 2008 song “Bright Red Chords,” and that his copyright was infringed.
Circuit Judge RICHARD CLIFTON said the “bare corporate receipt” of Loomis’ song was not enough to let the case go to trial, adding, “At bottom, the record consists primarily of Loomis’s speculations of access unsupported by personal knowledge,” continuing, “The other evidence did not fill the breach.”