Katy Perry, Juicy J And Dr. Luke Liable For Copyright Infringement For 'Dark Horse' In a unanimous decision delivered July 29, a jury ruled Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied the 2009 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise."
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Katy Perry, Juicy J And Dr. Luke Liable For Copyright Infringement For 'Dark Horse'

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Katy Perry, Juicy J And Dr. Luke Liable For Copyright Infringement For 'Dark Horse'

Katy Perry, Juicy J And Dr. Luke Liable For Copyright Infringement For 'Dark Horse'

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DARK HORSE")

KATY PERRY: (Singing) Mark my words, this love will make you levitate.

GREENE: This really takes you back to the summer of 2014, doesn't it? Well, a jury here in LA found that Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" copied this song.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "JOYFUL NOISE")

FLAME: (Singing) Your boy's been a Christian - how long? - quite a few years. Yes.

GREENE: That is "Joyful Noise" by the Christian rapper Flame. Perry and her co-defendants say they had never heard of it, but the unanimous verdict said it was a perfect storm of copyright infringement.

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