Drake & Chris Brown say ‘no guideline’ copyright infringement lawsuit is ‘baseless’
No more denying Chris Brown and Drake’s single hit “No Guidance”, was one of the hottest songs when it dropped back in 2019. It was a huge hit, the music stars were then sued for copyright infringement. The lawsuit was filed by Brandon Cooper and Timothy Valentine, who corresponds to the stage name Mr. Cooper and Drum’n Skillz. Plaintiffs allege that Chris Brown and drake copied a song they released in 2016, titled “I Love Your Dress”.
It is known that Cooper and Valentine are accused Chris Brown and drake theft is the “you got it” hook, which is repeated throughout the song. The music stars’ attorneys filed for the lawsuit to be brought in on Tuesday (January 11). “Unfounded.” James G. Sammataro, who represent both Drake and Brown, believes that the phrase “you get it” is too common in English and cannot be governed by copyright law. Sammataro wrote,
“The plaintiffs’ lawsuit is premised on the alleged similarity [to a] lyrical phrase completely generic. No one, not even the plaintiff, can own or monopolize the non-copyrighted phrase ‘you got it’, and it should come as no surprise that it appears in countless other works. “
Cooper and Valentine’s complaint also lists some alleged similarities between the two songs. They claim Drake and Brown’s song “was copied” or “derived from” “rhythm, lyrics, verse, rhythmic structure, metric placement and narrative context” of ” I Love Your Dress”.
Lawyer Sammataro refute the quoted point of view,
“The court can hear for themselves that the overall concept and feel of the songs are very different. The Plaintiffs song is a slow R&B love ballad about a writer’s wife with a vocal and relatively few lyrics. By contrast, ‘No Guidance’ is a faster, longer, and erotic rap and R&B song about a new romantic interest. “
Brandon Cooper and Timothy Valentine would need to prove that the superstar duo actually heard the “I Love Your Dress” recording in order for their claim to be withheld in court. Cooper and Valentine’s legal team is expected to submit a response in the coming weeks.
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https://thejasminebrand.com/2022/01/15/drake-chris-brown-say-no-guidance-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-is-baseless/ Drake & Chris Brown Say ‘No Guidelines’ Piracy lawsuit is ‘baseless’