The songwriter who sued Sony over Sam Smith's mega hit "Stay With Me" case has been thrown out of court, because the judge didn't buy into his claim.
Mark Halper filed his lawsuit back in 2015, claiming Smith somehow heard Halper's rendition of "Don't Throw Our Love Away," which contained the lyric, "stay with me." His suit asks for an acknowledgment from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which gave Smith a Grammy for the song.
The judge says Halper didn't make a case that Sam had any access to his song. The judge went on to say ... even if Sam did have access, the lyric "stay with me" is not protected by copyright law.
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