April 1, 2016, 03:31 | Cirque du Soleil | Timberlake | plagiarism
The Canadian company in the field of Cirque du Soleil circus sued the singer Justin Timberlake for possible plagiarism in one of the tracks, reports Reuters.
This is the track «Don’t Hold the Wall», which appeared on the “20/20″ album in 2013. According to court documents, the song Timberlake has borrowing from «Steel Dream» composition album «QUIDAM», released by Cirque du Soleil in 1997.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, the amount of claims is at least $ 800 thousand in the number of respondents -. Artist himself, as well as producer Timothy Mosley (Timbaland) and the publisher of Sony Music Entertainment. Representatives of information the respondents have not yet commented on.
It is noted that lawsuits of copyright infringement are not uncommon in the music industry. Last year, the heirs of the soul musician Marvin Gaye have seized $ 7.4 million from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for plagiarism track «Blurred Lines». Later the amount of the fine was reduced by $ 2 million.