Katy Perry and collaborators have been ordered to pay $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied ‘Joyful Noise’ a Christian rap song.
The verdict came three days after the jury found that Ms. Perry, her record company and other collaborators were liable for copyright infringement because parts of “Dark Horse” resembled “Joyful Noise,” a Christian rap song from 2008 by the artist Flame.Perry herself was hit for just over $550,000, with Capitol Records responsible for the vast majority of the money. Defence attorneys had argued for an award of about $360,000 after the jury decided earlier this week that “Dark Horse” copied “Joyful Noise.”
“Dark Horse,” off Perry’s fourth studio album Prism, spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard, and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
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