Britney Spears' songwriters have accused a South Korean composer of plagiarising the star's 2005 song Do Somethin' and are seeking damages.
The fast-paced track, from Spears' Greatest Hits: My Prerogative album, failed to make much of an impact on the charts following its February 2005 release, charting at number 100 on America's Billboard Hot 100 and number six in the UK's top 40.
The tune's songwriters C Karlsson and H Jonback have filed a complaint through Universal Music Publishing Korea that composer Kim Do-Hyun had "partially plagiarised" the track for the Lee Hyo-Lee single Get Ya.
Get Ya appears on Hyo-Lee's second album, which hit South Korean music stores last month.
Kevin Cho, general manager of Universal Music Publishing Korea, said the company were seeking a settlement of undisclosed terms.
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A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake", the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said.
There has been a slight decrease in the number of residential mortgages in arrears over 90 days and an increase in the number of permanently restructured mortgages in October, according to the Department of Finance.
The Limerick intermediate team is still without a manager, but, in a compromise that was backed unanimously at a meeting of the county board in Claughaun GAA club last night, the dispute that had threatened to throw the county back into the chaos it had witnessed only three years ago was finally resolved.
MYTHS are the stories that groups tell themselves: the beautiful lies that allow life go on. This is a week of great myth making. In the death and interment of Nelson Mandela we are witnessing modern myth being made in front of our eyes. But myths can be pernicious and evil — corroding life as well as enhancing it.
Tipperary native Brian Lonergan fulfilled a long-standing ambition when his tricolour appeared on live TV during Sunday's NFL clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park.
THE scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic is a gift to the Government. Here we have an organisation seemingly plundering charitable funds, to feather the nests of a group of Fianna Fáil insiders, all of whom can be linked easily to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.