Birmingham Copyright Expert Says It's Too Hard To Prove Little Mix Rip Off

20 October 2016, 08:26

A Birmingham copyright law expert has told Heart it'll be hard to prove Little Mix's new single directly copies a song by an American girlband.

People have been tweeting about similarities to 'Ugly Heart' by GRL after 'Shout Out To My Ex' was performed by Little Mix on the X Factor at the weekend. 

Dr Ewan Kirk from Birmingham City University fans commenting on it online may be over hyping any issues. 

He says we compare songs all the time and after similar recent cases - such as the dispute over a Pharrell Williams song as Marvin Gaye's family - people are thinking about it more:

Take a listen to the two songs for yourself and let us know on Twitter what you think...