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    Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:50:00

    Dr. Luke Drops Defamation Lawsuit - The suit involved a Britney Spears song

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    Producer Dr. Luke has dropped a defamation lawsuit against country rockers The Bellamy Brothers after the group apologized for suggesting Britney Spears' hit single "Hold It Against Me" copied from their similarly titled song.

    Back in February, singer David Bellamy accused Spears and Dr. Luke of copying the title of the song from the duo's 1979 track "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me."

    Bellamy went on to state that he and his brother/bandmate were consulting lawyers over these possible plagiarism claims, but Dr. Luke beat 'em to the punch and filed suit first, demanding damages for making false allegations. Dr. Luke pulled a faster chess move, didn't he?

    However, the suit was dismissed last month after The Bellamy Brothers admitted they were wrong in accusing Spears and her collaborators of stealing their idea/title.

    The Bellamy Brothers issued a statement, which read as follows: "The Bellamy Brothers apologize to Dr. Luke and Max Martin for the Bellamys' public statements and any false impressions suggested by the statements on their website that Dr. Luke and Max Martin copy the works of others."

    What is your favorite Britney Spears song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.07.11



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