Saturday 22 October 2016

Justin Bieber and Skrillex sued for copyright infringement over 'Sorry' - compare both tracks here

Amy Mulvaney

Published 27/05/2016 | 12:00

Justin Bieber's Sorry video
Justin Bieber's Sorry video

Justin Bieber is being sued for copyright infringement over his No. 1 hit Sorry.

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The 22-year-old is facing a lawsuit from indie pop singer White Hinterland, who claims that the song bares striking resemblance to her track, Ring the Bell.

Skrillex, who produced the hit, is said to be also named in the lawsuit.

Hinterland, who’s real name is Casey Dienel, is reported to have told Bieber to stop using the track in December.

TMZ reports that Dienel says vocal loops used in Sorry are identical to that in Ring the Bell, and are repeated six times in the track.

“The identical and/or striking similarity of ‘Sorry’ to Plaintiff’s song ‘Ring the Bell’ surpasses the realm of generic coincidence and independent creation,’ the complaint reads, as reported by EW.

Sorry was released in October 2015 and spent three weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, while Ring the Bell was released in 2014.

Listen to the tracks yourself and see what you think...

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