January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 - Professor Christopher Buccafusco was quoted in Billboard magazine regarding a possible legal battle between singer Lana Del Ray and Radiohead. Radiohead claims Del Ray’s song “Get Free” possesses similarities to Radiohead’s 1992 hit “Creep.”

“Copyright law is not about novelty," says Professor Christopher Buccafusco, "it's just about coming to something on your own." 

Buccafusco continued, "Copyright law, at least ostensibly, takes very seriously this notion of independent creation, and so it will be incumbent upon Radiohead if this goes to litigation or as they think about the relative value of the lawsuit in settlement negotiations, the probability that Radiohead will actually be able to prove that Lana Del Rey copied from them and didn't just on her own hit upon this collection of melodies and chords."

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