Do you remember that a few months ago the guitarist Joe Satriani accused the Coldplay for, supposedly, having plagiarized one of his songs? Yes, it said that the topic “viva la vida" was a copy of his song "if I could fly"(Is There Love In Space?, 2004).
Well, in an answer delivered in the Los Angeles Court yesterday, the lawyer for the gang led by Chris Martin denied any plagiarism and furthermore, he asserted that the similarities between the two themes they weren't enough to judicially order compensation for damages.
The lawyer said that the song of Satriani it has no originality and that, therefore, it should not receive any copyright protection.
On the other hand Howard E King, the guitarist's lawyer, said that the response of the English group to this lawsuit it was the typical of someone who had infringed copyrights and insisted that he always had the idea that all this could have been solved without going to court.
Via | gigwise