U2 defeats lawsuit claiming it stole part of 'Achtung Baby' song
February 1, 2018 | 10:47 AM
by Reuters
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A U.S. judge on Tuesday, January 30, dismissed a lawsuit accusing U2 of lifting part of a British songwriter's work for a song on the Irish rock band's 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan rejected Paul Rose's claim that U2 willfully copied from a 13-second guitar riff near the start of his 1989 instrumental "Nae Slappin," to create a 12-second segment featuring a guitar solo for its song "The Fly."

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