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Singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young being sued for copyright infringement

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Back in 2012, singer/songwriter Ally Burnett sued recording artists Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's Adam Young for copyright infringement, claiming that their collaborative effort from 2012, "Good Time," was a direct rip-off of Burnett’s tune "Ah, It's a Love Song."

On Jan, 31, TMZ reported that although there hasn’t been a final determination in the lawsuit just yet, the nonprofit arm of music publishing giant BMI has placed the royalties from "Good Time" into an escrow account until the lawsuit is settled.

Funds placed into that escrow account total $804,156.

While those monies are in escrow, Jepsen and Young won’t be able to tap into any of their “Good Time” royalties until the lawsuit is settled.

"Good Time" hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2012. Burnett's Wikipedia page indicates "she is best known for suing Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City for their song 'Good Time.'" ~ The Huffington Post

In exchange for BMI’s involvement, Burnett will reportedly be dropping the lawsuit against Jepsen and Young until a final determination has been made as to whether or not there was copyright infringement on their parts.

For more on the copyright infringement allegations over “Good Time” and "Ah, It's a Love Song," see the video accompanying this article.

You can compare "Good Time" to "Ah, It's a Love Song," to reach your own conclusion.

Also see:

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen tosses worst ever ceremonial first pitch

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