A few years back in 2011, Rebecca Francescatti sued Lady Gaga. She claimed that Gaga's song 'Judas' ripped off her 1999 song 'Juda' due to their identical titles and four similar 16th notes which seems like a pretty petty cause to sue someone for plagiarism over, and the US judge who presided over the case thought so too. In June, the case was dismissed because the titles and 16th notes were "not sufficient to give rise to a finding that the Gaga song has captured the total concept and feel of the Francescatti song" which I'd say makes sense.

Now, Gaga is demanding that Francescatti pay the $1.4 million that Gaga had used to fight the claim according to TMZ. In a pretty lengthy blog post, Francescatti detailed the demands:

"Access to a person's work [...] usually holds a lot of weight in copyright infringement suits, even more so than similarity of songs," she said. "But a new trend is upon us. Judge Aspen, and the rest of the Seventh Circuit court, don't consider direct access very important anymore in copyright claims."

"Their most recent rulings stand as a body against individual creators (me) and in favor of corporate structures that put out music today (i.e. Lady Gaga, Inc.) by ruling that it doesn't matter if your friend gave it to Lady Gaga: An 'ordinary observer' (whatever that means) would have to be able to hear that the songs are the same."

You can read her entire blog post over at her website.