Accused of plagiarism, the case goes to the court
One of the hottest topics this weekend is provided by British tabloids. “The Sun” published on Sunday a story stating that Lana del Rey was sued by Radiohead, because according to her recent song “Get Free” is a plagiarism of their song. According to the publishers of this newspaper, both sides wanted to keep this subject away from the press by trying to resolve it without reaching court. But the news was received by many tabloids and in awhile came official information. Lana Del Rey wrote on Twitter a message confirming the accusation of plagiarism and giving details of the negotiations that would involve Radiohead’s lawyers. “The voices of a process are true. Although I know my song is not inspired by “Creep,” those of the “Radiohead” band are convinced they are right and require 100% of copyright. I have offered you up to 40% in recent months, but they accept nothing but 100%. Their lawyers did not persuade and resolve the case in court, “she wrote on Twitter. While the representatives of the “RadioHead” group did not want to speak on the subject even though they were contacted by the magazine “Rolling Stone”. What’s most interesting about this issue is that “Radiohead” itself has been accused of plagiarism and yes for that song. Their song “Creep” is accused of “The Air That I Breathe” of The Hollies. But unlike the Lana del Rey case, the “Radiohead” band has admitted the similarities between the two parts, as in the melodic point of view as well as from a structural point of view, giving a percentage of the author’s copyright to The Air That I Breathe, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.