It certainly isn't the first time that somebody copped a riff. George Harrison got sued for basing 'My Sweet Lord" on "He's So Fine." There was that dust up when Theory of a Deadman hit the big time with "Bad Girlfriend" only to be accused of lifting the primary riff in The Cult's "Fire Woman."
But, I'm not hearing much commotion over Longreef's total cop of Dierk's Bentley's "What Was I Thinking?"
If you don't know Dierk's song, click on that link first. Then fire up Longreef's "She Likes the Ladies."
Yup...the same chorus. But, as they are from different genres, is no one paying attention? Or, that one is the main tune and the other uses it as the chorus?
Or have we gotten past that litigation thing for stealing other people's stuff?
Except for Don Henley.