If you have not heard the news by now then allow me to be the one to fill you in on the latest plagiarism accusations in the music industry. Apparently this time it is Avril Lavigne who is being accused of stealing the song called Girlfired from a 1979 song written by the Rubinoos according to Entertainment news. The good news for all of the Avril fans is that she is not just sitting down and taking it.
She like so many other celebrities has decided to fight this claim. She did recently release a statement to entertainment news, that clearly stated she and another individual wrote the song, and she had never even heard of this group or their song in her life. After listening to the song she is accused of stealing she only found about five words in the whole song that sounded the same. Avril clearly stated that it is very possible for songwriters to have similar thoughts and ideas when it comes to music but that she did not steal anything or copy anything from anyone’s song. In the past there have been many celebrities who have been accused of plagiarism. In most cases the courts find in their favor because the songs are just doing different. Or if the songwriter chooses they can have the matter settled out of court by paying a large lump sum fee.
That is definitely one thing that Avril is definitely not going to do. Why should she pay someone any amount of money if she really tries wrote the song herself? Many fans feel that it is just someone’s way of trying to get money from a celebrity. If the song was written in 1979, by a group that no one ever has heard of, or who were not that big of a group in the first place, the lawsuit will probably not have a leg to stand on. Unfortunately this is something that just about all celebrities have had to go through at some point in their lives.
When you are rich and famous people will find any means possible to try and take some of that money for their benefit. Avril also stated to entertainment news that her song was similar to one writing by the Rolling Stones years ago, because it shared a similar concept, and some similar emotions through out the song. You don’t hear anyone getting upset over that similarity do you. I would assume that it is very similar to an individual writing an article. You can have the same thought and ideas as another person, which may cause the two of you to write similar articles. This does not mean in any way that you plagiarized the article; it just means that you thought in a similar way.