SUED: Chris Brown and Drake Face Copyright Allegations for “No Guidance”

Pay up!

That is what singers Brandon Cooper and Timothy Valentine are saying after filing a copyright infringement suit against Chris Brown and Drake this week.

The two allege that CB and Drake extensively copied, or at least derived “No Guidance”, from their song “I love your dress”, which was released 3 years before “No Guidance”. In court papers, the two claim that even non-expert listeners can hear the similarities between the two songs; both of which use the phrase “she got it”or “you got it” multiple times.

Specifically, the court documents state that “Cooper and Valentine claim an analysis of the beat, lyrics, hook and rhythmic structure demonstrates that “No Guidance” was copied or, at the very least, principally derived from “I Love Your Dress.”

Generally, part of pursuing a successful copyright infringement claim is proving the alleged copier had access to the copied work, and that the copied work is substantially similar. (This is not legal advice).

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What do you think? Will Cooper and Valentine’s claim prevail?

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