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Coldplay in the Hot Seat Again

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Perhaps such is the case with Coldplay, who, after two years of copyright infringement lawsuits, find themselves in the hot seat once again. In 2007, Brooklyn indie rockers Creaky Boards accused Chris Martin and company of ripping off one of their songs to pen “Viva La Vida”. The next year, guitarist Joe Satriani filed a claim on the same song, this time saying the British band stole the tune from a 2004 song of his. This year’s infringement suit comes from the super-unknown Sammie Lee Smith. Smith says he wrote “Yellow” and “Clocks”, among others.

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