Nelly Furtado sued for piracy

June 17th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 17 (IANS) Pop star Nelly Furtado and producer Timbaland have been sued by a record label in Finland for plagiarism.
The music label claims that the two borrowed segments of someone else’s song to create the track “Do it”.

Furtado and Timbaland were first accused of plagiarism in relation to the hit song in 2007, after the track appeared on the singer’s 2006 album Loose, reports

Timbaland had denied that he had “stolen” extracts from 2000 song “Acidjazzed evening” by artist Janne Suni or the remixed 2002 version by Norwegian musician Glenn Rune Gallefoss.

“Sample and stole is two different things. Stole is like I walked in your house, watched you make it… went to my house and told Nelly, ‘Hey, I got a great song for you.’ Sample is like you heard it somewhere, and you just sampled. Maybe you didn’t know who it was by because it don’t have the credits listed,” said the producer.

The fighting musicians are claiming copyright infringement and request an injunction prohibiting the further release, reprinting, performance and sale of the song “Do it”.

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