Timbaland Copyright Case Tossed

Seems that Lady Luck is on Timbaland and Nelly Furtado’s side. The pair were slapped with a lawsuit back in 2009 over claims that they stole elements from Finnish label Kernal Records Oy for the song Do It. The label sought 10 to 20 million dollars in damages but federal magistrate Judge Edwin Torres tossed the suit in Miami, Florida last week.

The judge threw out the case because the alleged stolen song Acid Jazzed Evening wasn’t under proper U.S. copyright law. Kernal Records claimed the song was released on the Internet back in 2002 but the Copyright Act states that “music published first on the Internet is considered U.S.-created and must be copyrighted to be protected.”


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