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Owl City Star Clears Up Lawsuit Reports Over Carly Rae Jepsen Duet

February 1st, 2014 9:33am EST | By: Dave Simpson favorite Add to My News

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Owl City singer Adam Young has cleared up reports suggesting he has lost a plagiarism lawsuit over his 2012 collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen, insisting they are still fighting the allegations.

Editors at TMZ.com reported on Thursday that little-known singer/songwriter Ally Burnett had won a six-figure windfall after launching legal action for copyright infringement, amid claims the hit song Good Time heavily sampled her tune, Ah, It's a Love Song.

In fact, a ruling has yet to be made over compensation from Young and Jepsen, and a lawyer for the Owl City star has issued a statement to Spin.com to make his client's position clear.

The email reads: "Adam continues to defend the plaintiff's claim and we are confident that the Court will ultimately rule in his favor and dismiss the claim."

The confusion surrounds a separate settlement Burnett reached with the musicians' publishing bosses at BMI, who agreed to place $804,156 in royalties in escrow until the case is resolved.

Once a judge issues a ruling in the copyright argument, those funds will be paid to the victor.

In exchange, Burnett agreed to withdraw BMI from the list of defendants, reports Spin.com.

This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network
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