Carly Rae Jepson is still embroiled in a legal battle ofter the originality of her song, “Good Time,” which she collaborated with Owl City on.
Singer Allyson ‘Ally’ Burnett filed a copyright infringement suit back in October 2012 against Jepson and Owl City’s Adam Young, which claimed that there were several similarities to their composition and her 2010 song, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.”
However, there has been some confusion over the outcome of the lawsuit over the last few days. BMI, Carly Rae Jepson’s publishing company, placed $804,156 in escrow, which led many people to believe that Burnett had dropped her case to receive the money.
Young has now insisted that it is still ongoing, and this money will remain with the unnamed third party until it is finally resolved. He was forced to clear up rumours that they had lost the plagiarism lawsuit, and confirmed that they are still fighting these allegations.
A ruling is still yet to be made, and the Owl City star’s lawyer has now issued a statement to Spin.com that notes his client’s current position.
It read, “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.” You can make your own decision by checking out both songs below:
Burnett endured brief success after co-writing and singing the theme song to the MTV series, The Seven. However, she was clearly apoplectic after she discovered the similarities between her song, “Ah, It’s A Love Song,” and Jepson’s top 10 single, “Good Time.” Burnett claims that it borrowed her effort’s “catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.”
28-year-old Jepson was previously involved in another copyright lawsuit back in November 2012. Aza, a Ukrainian singer, stated that her song, “Hunky Santa,” inspired Jepson’s breakout hit, “Call Me Maybe.” The Canadian immediately denied these claims, and the case has since, presumably, been dropped.
Jepson is set to being a 12-week-run in the title role of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway on Tuesday. However, not everyone was ecstatic to learn of Jepson’s news, with Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland tweeting late last year:
Today’s a meltdown day. Carly Rae jepsen is going to be cinderella??? On broadway???? NOT OK WITH THIS. Tell me it’s gonna be ok @LauraOsnes
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) December 30, 2013
Jepson is currently partaking in extensive rehearsals for the part, and as such she is yet to comment on the lawsuit.