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Songwriter: "Neptunes Copied Me!"
Highest Court D. Connecticut
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Songwriter(s)
Defendants Arista Records
Neptunes
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Williams, Pharrell
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Pharrell and the Neptunes released a song entitled "I'm Frontin'," which Plaintiffs claim was copied from their own song, "Frontin'," and the District Court dismissed the case, holding the two songs could not be found substantially similar. The name, which is among their only purported similarities is merely a "hip hop idiom." Plaintiffs' motion in reply to Defendants' motion to dismiss alleged issues of fact and cited expert testimony in their favor, but left nothing substantive to be decided; the court held their allegations were either immaterial or undisputed. - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Evidence Admissibility
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination


Opinions Currin v. Arista Records, Inc.
2010 WL 1529486
D. Connecticut , April 15, 2010 ( No. 3:07-CV-1069 (RNC) )


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Related Searches Parties
Arista Records ( Defendant )
Neptunes ( Defendant )
Songwriter(s) ( Plaintiff )
Sony BMG Music Entertainment ( Defendant )
Williams, Pharrell ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Evidence / Admissibility
Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination

Courts
D. Connecticut (highest court)


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