Singer songwriter brings High Court copyright infringement action over One Direction song

Singer songwriter brings High Court copyright infringement action over One Direction song

A SINGER SONGWRITER’S damages claim against parties including all five original members of boy band One Direction for alleged copyright infringement has been mentioned before the High Court.

The action has been brought by David Lewis Smith, who claims the One Direction release Night Changes infringes his musical work.

As a result of the alleged infringement the plaintiff, represented by Smyth & Son solicitors of Drogheda seeks various reliefs including damages.

As well as the four current members of the band Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, the proceedings are also against Zain Malik who left One Direction in 2015.

The claim is also against parties including UK songwriter Jamie Scott and US songwriters Julian Bunetta and John Ryan who wrote and produced Night Changes.


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Source : The Journal