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Lemonade: New York Judge Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against Beyonce

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A New York federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Beyonce claiming copyright violations on her latest visual album, Lemonade.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit which was filed by Matthew Fulks, an independent filmmaker, in June, 2016, which claimed that parts of the album had been lifted off his short film, ‘Palinoia’ has been dismissed by the Judge Jed Rakoff.

The lawsuit was also filed against Sony, Columbia and the pop star’s Parkwood Entertainment and also claimed that several people that were featured in Lemonade also had access to Palinoia.

However, reports say that Beyonce’s lawyers, during the hearing In July, 2016 had argued that the controversial elements in the album were divergent and displays an African woman who grew despite several societal obstacles, meanwhile Palinoia portrays a “white man who is distressed in the wake of a relationship.”

It is reported that Judge Rakoff “threw out” the case, siding with Beyonce. A Memorandum detailing Judge Rakoff’s reasons for his ruling would soon be put out, as stated in the Judge’s statement which read:

“Upon full consideration of the parties’ briefs and oral arguments, the Court grants defendants’ motion. A memorandum explaining the reasons for this ruling will issue in due course, at which time final judgment will be entered.

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