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Arty sues Marshmello for alleged copyright infringement

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Arty is suing Marshmello, and we have so many questions. The lawsuit is over similarities between Marshmello and Bastille’s track Happier that was released in 2018, and Arty’s remix of OneRepublic’s I Lived that was released in 2013.

The lawsuit is directed at Christopher Comstock AKA Marshmello, the lead singer of Bastille Daniel Campbell Smith and producer Steve Mac. Arty is represented by Richard Busch, who represented the Marvin Gaye estate against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. 

Billboard reported that Arty (Artem Stoliarov) is seeking, “actual damages in addition to Defendants’ profits both domestically and relating to foreign sales of other exploitation of ‘Happier’ that were manufactured, distributed or otherwise infringed domestically,” along with a “running royalty on all future exploitations of ‘Happier’ following judgement in an amount to be determined.”

When we first about the lawsuit a number of questions came up about both sides. What is Arty’s hope for winning? Is it more pride or money? Can a lawsuit like this stand in court when it is about a remix? If Marshmello did it, why? Did he think he could get away with it? We don’t know any of the answers and we may never, but it will be interesting to see what the courts find out.

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