Katy Perry files for retrial in plagiarism case against Marcus Gray

Published on Oct 13, 2019 12:31 AM IST  |  1.2M
   
Katy Perry files for retrial in plagiarism case against Marcus Gray
Katy Perry files for retrial in plagiarism case against Marcus Gray
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Katy was accused by Marcus Gray of copying his song "Joyful Noise".

According to variety.com, the defendants are asking the California courts to overturn or at least grant a new trial on "the legally unsupportable jury verdicts in this music copyright infringement case that are widely recognized within the music industry - and beyond - as a grave miscarriage of justice. The erroneous verdicts in this case and the precedent established thereby present serious harm to music creators and to the music industry as a whole."

Katy's lawyers stated that the plaintiffs do not have enough evidence.

"Plaintiffs did not offer proof of one single digital or brick-and-mortar sale of ‘Joyful Noise' or (the album) ‘Our World Redeemed‘ and admitted that they have no such evidence," the appeal read.

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