Carly Rae Jepsen And Owl City Being Sued For "Copyright Infringement" In 'Good Time'
31 October 2012, 12:06
The 'Call Me Maybe' star is facing legal action over the track after an Alabama based musician filed the lawsuit.
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City star Adam Young's are just two of several individuals being sued by an Alabama singer over a copyright infringement concerning their hit single 'Good Time'.
The lawsuit was filed by Allyson Nichole Burnett, who claims the track copies the "prominent motif" of her 2010 track 'Ah, It's a Love Song'.
Allyson's song was a Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit back in 2010, and the filed complaint states that the songs "unique vocal motif" is repeated throughout the song and "has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people's heads."
Billboard reports that the suit also reads: "Defendants' extensive access to 'Love Song' is sufficient to trigger the 'inverse ration rule,' whereby a reduced standard of proof of substantial similarity is required when a high degree of access is shown.
"However, the substantial similarity between the Original Motif and the Copied Motif... is striking under any standard of proof."
It concludes by stating the plaintiff is entitled to a "constructive trust over all profits and royalties collected and held by the Royalty Distributors."
Meanwhile, Carly has recently unveiled the official music video for her latest single 'The Kiss' which sees her enjoying an underwater embrace with a mystery man in the promo.
You can listen to the two songs in question below:
Carly Rae Jepsen Feat. Owl City – Good Time'
Allyson Nichole Burnett – 'Ah, It's a Love Song'