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Singer Dua Lipa’s Lawyers Move to Dismiss Copyright Infringement Lawsuit that Was Filed for Song ‘Levitating’

Dua Lipa‘s lawyers have made their opening statements in a copyright infringement claim brought against the singer, saying she had no prior exposure to two songs named in the lawsuit, and moving for the case to be dismissed.

In March, songwriting duo L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer alleged that Lipa “duplicated” the “signature” opening melody for her 2020 single ‘Levitating’ from their 1979 song ‘Wiggle And A Giggle All Night’ and 1980 song ‘Don Diablo’.

The plantiff’s complaint argued that Lipa had previously said she “deliberately emulated prior eras” to create a “retro” sound. The pair’s attorneys wrote: “In seeking nostalgic inspiration, defendants copied plaintiffs’ creation without attribution.”

Read the source article at nme.com

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