2024-05-24 07:21:11
Britney Spears label files Web piracy suit music/news

Yahoo! News UK

Britney Spears’ music label filed a copyright infringement suit on Thursday, accusing the popular Internet gossip site PerezHilton.com of posting unauthorized recordings from her forthcoming album.

The lawsuit came a day after Jive Records, part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s Zomba Label Group, announced that it would release “Blackout” two weeks earlier than originally planned because some tracks had been leaked online.

“Blackout,” Spears’ first album of new material in four years, is now slated to reach stores October 30 in the United States and a day earlier internationally.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, accuses PerezHilton.com and its proprietor, Mario Lavandeira, of illegally obtaining and posting at least 10 completed songs and unfinished demos during the past three months.

The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a court order barring further infringement by the site.

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