Justin Bieber accused of copying electronic music duo Justice album art

scandal 30/06/2021

The French electric pop duo Augé and Xavier de Rosnay became embroiled in a legal battle with Bieber after alleging that the artwork for his latest album 'Justice' infringes on their own logo, the word Justice with a cross for the t.

Augé told The Guardian newspaper: "Obviously, we don’t own the word ‘Justice’ and we don’t own the cross. But [Bieber’s] management got in touch first to ask where our logo came from, so it’s not some unhappy coincidence. To me, it’s a very conscious rip-off. And that’s where the problem is.

Justin Biebers Justice album next to French duo Justice artwork after alleged copyright

“Though Bieber is from Canada, his actions fit this mindset of American hegemony: ‘Oh well, it’s just a small band from France, I’m sure we can take their name, nobody will care … ’”

Bieber's team have denied the claims.

Meanwhile, Augé also revealed he was shocked by the split of Daft Punk - who Justice have been compared to - in March after 28 years.

He said: “It came as a surprise for me, as for everybody. I think it was a noble move to leave the stage like that, departing at their peak rather than bowing to pressure or money. Hats off to them.”

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