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Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller of the band Sleigh Bells are suing Demi Lovato over copyright infringement. They claim that a bonus track from her 2015 album, Confident, copies a significant amount of their track, Infinity Guitars. Lawyers representing Sleigh Bells said “they are seeking substantial profits from the defendant in damages.” 

 

Legal documents state: "A comparison of the two songs reveals that, at the very least, the combination of the hand claps and bass drum, structured as 3 quarter beats and a rest, with the bass drum providing a counter-rhythm to the hand claps, is at least substantially similar in both works. The song’s producers denied sampling the tracks. Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk said in a joint statement that “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song Stars. Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote the top line.”

 

Sleigh Bells seek “a permanent injunction prohibiting the reproduction, distribution, sale, public performance or other use or exploitation of Infinity Guitars" by those named in the lawsuit.” 

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