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Site sued over Britney Spears songs

October 12, 2007|From Reuters

Music label Zomba said Thursday that it had sued gossip website PerezHilton.com, alleging that it illegally posted recordings by pop star Britney Spears.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday, accused the site and its proprietor, Mario Lavandeira, of illegally obtaining and posting at least 10 completed songs and unfinished demos from Spears' upcoming album, "Blackout," during the last three months, Zomba said in a statement.

"Blackout" was to be released Nov. 13 by Jive Records, part of Zomba Label Group, Zomba said in a statement.

The suit does not specify the amount of monetary damages that Zomba is seeking. It asks for real and punitive damages as well as legal costs. Zomba owns the copyrights to Spears' recordings.

Spears is not a party to the lawsuit, Zomba said.

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