In addition to Perry, the statement was issued on behalf of her "Dark Horse" collaborators Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald), Cirkut (Henry Walter), Max Martin (Karl Sandberg), Juicy J (Jordan Houston) and Sarah Hudson.
Lawyers for Flame - whose real name is Marcus Gray - had sought almost $20 million for him and his two co-writers, but were "quite pleased" with the outcome. Perry's camp will have to pay $2.78 million in damages, although her record label Capitol Record will foot the majority of the bill. They also claimed that Perry's song, which was a single on her Prism album and garnered her a Grammy nomination, netted her millions of dollars in profits.
"They're trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone", Lepera said Thursday.
Katy Perry and her collaborators have been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to pay $2.78 million in damages for copying a Christian rap song, according to the Associated Press.
Variety received a statement from Perry and her team saying "The writers of Dark Horse view the verdicts as a travesty of justice". Perry took in over $3 million herself.
Lepera, Perry's attorney, said outside court that the plaintiffs presented no evidence of copyright infringement, no evidence that the songwriters had access to "Joyful Noise" and no evidence the songs that were substantially similar. "We've been receiving outcry from people all over the world, including other musicologists".
Gray's attorneys argued that the beat and instrumentals in his song are significantly like what is heard through nearly half of "Dark Horse".
Last October, a pilot for Japan Airlines was arrested at London Heathrow after proving to be 10 times over the alcohol limit. Pilots in the past have faced serious consequences for getting drunk on the job.
Mr Morrison says while it is important to make the shipping lanes safer than they are, it was also vital to de-escalate tensions. China hit back at what it called these "groundless attacks and slanders" in a statement from its embassy in Canberra.
A cause of death has not been revealed but she is said to have been surrounded by loved ones when she passed last night. Author Toni Morrison , who won the Nobel Prize in literature , has died , her publisher confirmed to PEOPLE.
The e-tron uses a single handlebar that allows only one-hand operation, a feature that makes it look not unlike a skateboard. An integrated display shows battery level status, and acceleration and braking is achieved by twisting the handle's grip.
Either way, Apple is starting the preview rollout today, and it's selected a random group of users to start the preview with. The whole USP of Apple Card is that there are no fees whatsoever including joining fee, late payment fee etc.
But for many critics like O'Rourke, Trump's record speaks louder than the president's latest condemnation of the attacks. That was followed by another shooting in a nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, which claimed nine lives.
Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor are among other recent retail casualties in Manhattan. Barneys has secured $75m (£61m) in new financing from Hilco Global and the Gordon Brothers Group to stay afloat.
Victoria's Secret hires first openly transgender 'Angel'
Like how many Victoria's Secret models get their start, Valentina will appear in the VS PINK back-to-campus campaign this August. Valentina's manager Erio Zanon told E! "She is super happy and proud to represent all her community", he shared.
Prince Charles offered royal role in upcoming James Bond movie
They added: 'He is the epitome of everything British, flawless for a cameo role and Bond fans worldwide would absolutely love it'. The idea of a cameo was apparently brought up when the prince visited the film set recently and posed for photos with Craig.
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Killed, 55 Injured in Airstrikes by Haftar Forces
Reports said forces loyal to strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched the attack on Sunday in the town of Murzuq . The airstrike reportedly hit a wedding ceremony in the southwestern Libya town, according to media reports.