11/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Coldplay Settles Satriani Copyright Lawsuit

Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit against Coldplay has been settled, Satriani's rep tells Billboard. Last December, Satriani sued the British soft rockers, claiming that "Viva La Vida" ripped off his song "If I Could Fly." But the legal dispute was resolved Tuesday with an undisclosed settlement between the two parties.

Satriani wasn't the only artist who felt Coldplay was aping his material. Back in May, Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) also claimed "Viva La Vida" was too close to one of his songs, 1973's "Foreigner Suite." When asked if he might file suit against Coldplay, he responded: "It depends on how well Satriani does."

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