Dua Lipa and her collaborators rejoice as the copyright infringement case against their popular song “Levitating” is dismissed in a significant judicial triumph.
In a recent court ruling, British pop sensation Dua Lipa, along with songwriters Clarence Coffee Jr., Sarah Hudson, and Stephen Kozmeniuk, as well as Warner Records, celebrated a significant win as a federal court in Los Angeles dropped a copyright infringement lawsuit against them. The lawsuit alleged that Lipa’s hit song “Levitating” had copied elements from a 2017 song called “Live Your Life” by the Florida reggae group Artikal Sound System.
U.S District dismissed the case on Monday
The U.S. District Judge Sunshine Sykes granted the famous singer’s motion to dismiss the case on Monday, stating that Artikal Sound System failed to provide sufficient evidence that the writers of “Levitating” had access to their song. Despite the group’s claims that the song was available on streaming platforms and had been performed live in Florida, the judge found these arguments to be unsubstantiated.
The court deemed Artikal Sound System’s allegations regarding the frequency and location of their performances, as well as the number of CD sales, as vague and insufficient. Despite the legal challenges, “Levitating” has been a tremendous success for Dua Lipa. The track reached the top spot-on Billboard’s 2021 year-end Hot 100 Songs chart after spending an impressive 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The dismissal provided for the singer and her collaborators
As the legal dispute continues, the ‘Be the One’ performer remains focused on her music career, captivating audiences with her unique sound and infectious hits. The dismissal of the lawsuit provides some respite for the singer and her collaborators, allowing them to continue creating and entertaining their fans around the world.
Notably, while this particular lawsuit has been dropped, the outcome of the ongoing copyright infringement case involving the other songwriters and DaBaby remains to be seen.
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