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Dismissal Of Copyright Claims Against Beyonce Explained By Federal Judge

(September 14, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York federal judge on Sept. 12 explained, in writing, his Aug. 31 “bottom-line Order” that dismissed allegations of copyright infringement levied against pop star Beyoncé and others associated with the film and musical album “Lemonade” (Matthew Fulks v. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, et al., No. 16-4278, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123150).

(Decision available. Document #16-160919-011Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York, many of the similarities claimed by plaintiff Matthew Fulks represent nothing...
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