The track is featured on the 21-year-old’s album My World 2.0, and was brought into question by songwriter Mareio Overton and singer Devin Copeland. They state that Usher and Bieber’s collaborative melody sounds similar to their track of the same moniker.
In a statement issued to Reuters, Circuit Judge Pamela Harris said, “After listening to the Copeland song and the Bieber and Usher songs as wholes, we conclude that their choruses are similar enough and also significant enough that a reasonable jury could find the songs intrinsically similar.”
The case was initially dismissed in 2014 after U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen stated “no reasonable jury could find copyright infringement.”
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