Karl Fowlkes
Aug 8, 2019 · 4 min read

The Katy Perry Copyright Case Is Worrisome.

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People in the music business are worried that this ruling will lead to more rulings that unfairly penalize songwriters for making use of simplified musical elements, like a basic note or a song’s “feel.”

First, it was the “Blurred Lines” case where the Marvin Gaye estate won a rather…