Statement on Judge Aspen's ruling

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I announce that Judge Aspen has ruled against me in my copyright infringement lawsuit against Stephanie Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and my ex-boyfriend and recording engineer, Brian Joseph Gaynor.  

Though I’m disappointed, I’m proud that I stood up for federally protected rights as a songwriter.  Unfortunately this particular judge did not agree with my position.   

Throughout history, it’s been very difficult for individuals to go up against corporations and corporate interests.  However I remain firm in my belief that I was correct to exercise my right to copyright protection afforded me in this fine country.

I’d like to thank my attorneys Bill and Chris Niro for their tireless work on this case over the past three years; I’d like to thank all the musical experts and specialists who offered their learned opinions in support of my position in this David versus Goliath struggle. 

Special thanks go out to every person who stood behind me with an open mind in light of the endless ways and ease with which people can copy and use original creative content in the digital era.

Finally, I’d like to thank my friends and family for being strong individualists who were not afraid to fight this fight with me. 


Rebecca Francescatti

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