Lady Gaga Sued for "Judas"
Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 A relatively unknown Chicago songwriter is suing Lady Gaga for allegedly using stolen bits of a song for her hit single "Judas." The plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, says she wrote a similary titled song called "Juda" in 1999. In 2005, according to her federal lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, she approached sound engineer Brian Gaynor to rerecord and remix her copyrighted tune, which is on iTunes. Gaynor is an associate of DJ White Shadow, a Chitown-based producer, DJ and engineer otherwise known as Paul Blair, who produced several tracks on Gaga's latest blockbuster album, Born This Way—though curiously not "Judas." But Francescatti's lawyer, Christopher Niro, insists there's a connection. "Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody ... [Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created." Francescatti, who sings under the name Rebecca F., is suing for unspecified damages. It will be the second lawsuit Lady Gaga will be fighting in the space of two months. In June she was sued by U.S. consumer attorneys 1-800-Law-Firm for profiting from the sale of $3.99 'We Pray for Japan' bracelets. So what do you think? Is the lawsuit justified? Or is Rebecca F. trying to steal some of Gaga's limelight? Leave a comment below and let us know. http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/05/lady-gaga-judas-lawsuit-song-copyright-infringement-rebecca-f-juda/ http://www.eonline.com/news/judge_yourself_did_lady_gaga_steal_judas/256529 http://www.ladygaga.com/judas/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/lady-gaga-sued-accused-of_n_919629.html