Katy Perry Loses Summary Judgment In “Dark Horse” Copyright Infringement Case, As Court Decides That Commercial Exploitation Not Necessary To Show “Widespread Dissemination” For Purposes of Proving “Access”

On August 13, 2018, the United States District Court Central District of California, in Marcus Gray, et al. v. Katy Perry, et al., denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment, which sought to dismiss plaintiffs’ action alleging that the song “Dark…
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