Mealey's IP/Tech - Illinois Federal Judge Rejects Copyright Claims Against Lady Gaga

Mealey's IP/Tech - Illinois Federal Judge Rejects Copyright Claims Against Lady Gaga

CHICAGO - Because no reasonable trier of fact could find that Lady Gaga's "Judas" is substantially similar to a Chicago artist's song "Juda," an Illinois federal judge on June 17 granted Gaga a summary judgment of no copyright infringement (Rebecca Francescatti v. Stefani Joanne Germanotta et al., No. 11-5270, N.D. Ill.).

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