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Miley Cyrus has become the latest high profile artist to be targeted by a copyright infringement claim.


  • In March, Jamaican singer-songwriter Michael May accused the US performer, her songwriting and production team, and her record company and publisher of plagiarizing a short original lyric phrase that he created for his recording We Run Things.

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  • Details the copyright lawsuit brought by Jamaican singer-songwriter Michael May against Miley Cyrus.
  • Explains why Michael May believes Miley Cyrus has infringed his copyright and what the details of the claim are.

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  • Why does Michael May believe Miley Cyrus has infringed his copyright?
  • What are the key arguments made in May's claim?

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  • Summary
  • Miley Cyrus and songwriters accused of lyrics plagiarism
  • Unique phrase central to Cyrus track success
  • Cultural claims beyond the copied lyrics


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