7 of Your Favorite Pop Stars Who Were Accused of Copyright Infringement

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Publishing rights and songwriting credits have become a hot-button issue in recent years, with more and more big-name musicians being accused of ripping off lyrics, melodies and even installations in music videos — a.k.a. copyright infringement.

It seems, with music sales plummeting and songwriting becoming more of a teamwork process, no one, whether it be Justin Bieber or Beyonce, is safe. Some of the lawsuits seem a bit skeptical — suggesting accusers are merely trying to fill their pockets with cash — while others may have you shocked musicians got away with it, and other times shocked when they are forced to settle. Here are seven of your favorite pop stars who were accused of copyright infringement: