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A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday overturned a 2019 verdict that ordered singer Katy Perry and her collaborators to pay a total of $2.78 million for allegedly plagiarizing a Christian rap song for her hit single "Dark Horse."

Christina A. Snyder, the judge hearing the appeal filed by Perry's team against the previous verdict, said in the ruling that the disputed section of the song "Joyful Noise" by Marcus Gray was not distinctive enough to be protected by copyright.