Songwriters of Israeli Eurovision winner ‘Toy’ threatened with plagiarism suit

The writers of “Toy,” the song performed by Netta Barzilai that won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, might be sued by Universal Music Group, Israeli media reported Tuesday. According to the report on Keshet TV, Doron Medalie and Stav Beger received a letter two weeks ago from Universal claiming copyright infringement, due to apparent similarity between “Toy” and the hit “Seven Nation Army,” performed by The White Stripes.

‘It is not only the Diors of the world. Even Indian designers copy from craftspeople’ – Times of India

Designers ripping off other designers isn’t unusual in the fashion world but it’s usually the budget retailers who do couture knock-offs, and not the other way around. This week, a Delhi-based independent design studio People Tree created quite a social media storm when it alleged that European luxury giant Dior had copied an original block print that they created.

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