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Representatives for singer Dua Lipa have made opening statements in a copyright infringement case to have the claim dismissed. Song writing duo L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer issued proceedings against the singer back in March for copyright infringement. The duo claim Dua Lipa “duplicated the signature opening melody” of their 1979 “Wiggle And A Giggle All Night” and the 1980 song “Don Diablo” for the hit single “Levitating”. In an application to dismiss the claim, representatives for Dua Lipa claimed the singer had never heard of the sings she is accused on infringing. The application also states the duo fail to allege a particular chain of events which would lead to Dua Lipa having access to the songs. Should Dua Lipa fail to have the claim dismissed, she has until 12 November to respond to the claim. It is to be seen if Dua Lipa’s application will be granted, or if the parties will have to fight it out in court. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 291 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com. in: Case Law, Consumer Law, Copyright, EU/International, Legal News, News

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