Coldplay Continues To Deny Satriani's Accusations, This Time In Federal Court



They denied it to their fans, they denied it to the press and now they're denying it to the judge -- Coldplay went on the record in federal court with their stance that no part of "Viva La Vida" was copied or borrowed from guitarist Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly."

In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday, attorneys for the band argued that any similarities between the two songs "weren't enough to warrant damages."

The response states that Satriani's song "lacks originality" and should not receive copyright protection. Satriani's lawyer, Howard E. King, said that the Coldplay response was fairly standard for a copyright infringement case, and that he thought the matter could have been resolved outside of court.

Coldplay Continues To Deny Satriani's Accusations, This Time In Federal Court