Did AT&T Just Copy This Singer’s Music Video?
What would you do if you released a music video and a month later an advertising spot for AT&T came out that mirrored the concept of your video? What if you thought it was coincidence, but then, your own fans started to write in and point out the similarities? Would you take legal action? Could you prove it? This is the odd scenario that a Nashville country artist by the name of Jessica Rae found herself in.
In July of 2010, she released her video for her song 'I Could Get Used To This' and a month later, AT&T came out with a commercial that looks eerily similar in production. In an email exchange with Hypebot, Rae said, "I find it hard to believe they would copy my idea but I can see where my fans think it's too similar to be coincidence." Further nothing that while she doesn't have the resources to make any legal real noise about this; she can only hope that it does her some good.
Jessica Rae's Music Video:
The Advertising Spot For AT&T:
Not even close? A little too similar? Get a lawyer?