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Dua Lipa is facing more allegations of copyright infringement over her hit song “Levitating”. Dua Lipa’s song “Levitating” was previously the subject of a copyright infringement claim filed by Florida based reggae bank, Artikal Sound System. That claim was dismissed in June this year. Another claim was also made against the song by song writing duo L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer and that case is still on-going.

However, fresh allegations have risen over the very same song, this time the claim has been filed in a Los Angeles court by musician and producer Bosko Kante. Kante, founder of mobile talk box company ElectroSpit, claims that the British singer used a talk box recording created by him in three remixes of the original song without his permission, including a version with rapper DaBaby which now has upwards of 1.8 billion streams on Spotify.

Kante is seeking to recover over $20 million in damages (approximately £15,730,900) for the alleged infringement. This claim is the third of its kind against Dua Lipa’s 2020 hit single and follows a spate of copyright infringement claims brought against musicians, including the recent high profile copyright claim against Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping song “Thinking Out Loud” to which Sheeran was victorious.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

in: Case Law, Copyright, EU/International, Legal News, News

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