Marcus Gray had accused Katy Perry of Copyright infringement according to ABC 7 in Los Angeles.
Marcus Gray claimed that Katty Perry’s “Dark Horse” of the year 2013 uses an identical instrumental phrase to the one in “Joyful Noise.”
Perry testified for 35 minutes in a Los Angeles civil court on Thursday. In her testimony, Perry said that co-writers Dr. Luke (Lukas Gottwald) and Cirkut brought her the song’s instrumental track, which suggests the two could have included elements of “Joyful Noise” in the song without Perry’s knowledge.
Perry’s attorneys also argue that the musical phrase is too common and brief to be protected by copyright.