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Plagiarism suit against Lady Gaga dismissed

PTI  Los Angeles, June 18, 2014
First Published: 15:06 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:37 IST(18/6/2014)
A plagiarism lawsuit against pop star Lady Gaga has been dismissed.

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US District Judge Marvin E Aspen ruled that the 28-year-old star's hit song Judas did not feature samples of musician Rebecca Francescatti's 1999 track Juda, reported Billboard magazine.

In his conclusion the judge stated, "We conclude, as a matter of law, that the two songs are not substantially similar.

"The songs do not share enough unique features to give rise to a breach of the duty not to copy another's work."

He added the two songs' similar titles and notes are "not sufficient to give rise to a finding that the Gaga Song has captured the total concept and feel of the Francescatti Song."

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