United States Fifth Circuit

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Armour v. Knowles, 06-20934

In copyright infringement action brought by an aspiring singer and songwriter against Beyonc- Knowles and others, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where plaintiff could not prove Beyonc- had access to her demo tape before composing the allegedly infringing elements of her own song, "Baby Boy".

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/21/2007
  • Published 12/26/2007


  • PER CURIAM:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH and OWEN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Dana G. Kirk (argued), Kirk Law Firm, Houston, TX, for Armour.

  • For Appellees:
  • Henry James Fasthoff, IV, Stumpf, Craddock, Massey & Farrimond, Houston, TX, Cynthia Sharon Arato (argued), Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, New York City, for Defendants-Appellees.