SunTimes reports A Chicago songwriter (Rickey Allen) copyrighted the song “Cater 2 U” long before Destiny’s Child came out with a song by the same name. The songwriter also says the lyrics are similar.
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A copycat claim contained in a 2006 lawsuit is expected to land the “Bootylicious” sensation in a witness chair next month as part of a copyright infringement trial to be held in Chicago’s federal courthouse.
Allen first copyrighted his “Cater 2 U,” with the same spelling in mid-1990s. He performed the song locally and updated the copyright three times, as recently as 2000.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the trail is now scheduled for December 10th.