There is nothing that I find more despicable and TOXIC than a person copying another’s work, especially when they do word for word copying of someone’s creative efforts.In fact this happened to me as the author of the book Toxic People, 10 Ways of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life Miserable.
That is why I am now pursuing legal channels against a woman who who did word for word copying of my work and suing her for copyright infringement and for trademark violation in hopes that justice will be served.
So when I heard Scottish singer and songwriter, Calvin Harris insist that Chris Brown of Rhianna beating infamy, remark that Chris Brown stole his “beat” and in essence, did” beat for beat “ copying of Harris’ number one hit single “ You’re Not Alone” my ears perked up.
I immediately listened to Calvin Harris’ You’re Not Alone “ which was released in 2009. Click below to listen
I discovered that the song begins as a ballad but at :47 it begins to have a distinct beat.
Then I listened to Chris Brown’s recent release “Yeah 3X.”Click below to listen
THE TWO SONGS APPEAR TO BE IDENTICAL
After listening to both songs, my ears immediately perceived that the beats were identical.
I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. In fact, musically inclined Perez Hilton is quoted as saying “ We’re not surprised. We don’t think there is any low that Chris Brown isn’t willing to stoop to, whether it be beating down or stealing a beat!
In addition, most of those who made comments on this matter, on Perez’ blog appear to agree that the two songs sound identical.
DR. GLASS KNOWS EXACTLY HOW CALVIN HARRIS’ FEELS
After hearing Chris Browns new release, Calvin Harris twittered that he “choked on my cornflakes” as he felt dumbfounded .
I knew exactly what Calvin was feeling as he made those comments. When I discovered that this person did word for word coping of my work. She even had the audacity to call her book the same title as my best selling 1995 book Toxic People, I too felt dumbfounded.
No one deserves to take credit and reap financial benefits from work that another has done. I believe that people who take credit for other’s work and do word for word copying of their materials must be exposed .
I certainly hope that singer songwriter Calvin Harris does whatever he has to do to preserve his creative rights. Perhaps he too will pursue the same path as I did in seeking justice .