Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Thomas Dolby and K-Fed Settle Copyright Infringement Case

Kevin Federline and Thomas Dolby have reached an out-of-court settlement in their recent copyright infringement case. Federline, husband of pop singer Britney Spears, made an undisclosed cash payment to Dolby to compensate him for the illegal use of a sample from “She Blinded Me With Science" in the song “America's Most Wanted” which appeared on K-Fed's MySpace page this past Spring and received over half a million downloads.

When asked what he intends to do with the money from the settlement, British musician Dolby said: "I'm going to buy a new sailboat, find a quiet anchorage somewhere, make myself a cup of tea and write some brand new songs."

Thomas Dolby recently returned to the music business after 15 successful years as a technology enterpreneur in Silicon Valley. He releases a live CD and DVD The Sole Inhabitant on Nov 21st via CDBaby.com and iTunes, and on November 28 will embark on a four-week North American tour with fellow electronica pioneer BT.

Source: modernguitars.com


kristen said...

this guy is an ass,and the writer could have atleast got the song name right,its not Americas most wanted,its americas most hated.

Anonymous said...

Everybody in rap does it. Dobly should be flattered. He was a one hit wonder anyway.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Kevin is having second thoughts about that financial settlement. That money will now have to come directly out of his pocket, now that Britney has filed for divorce.

And I couldn't help notice how the timing of the settlement (likely generous) came right before she filed for divorce.

I wouldn't put it past Britney to have waited for Kevin's settlement with Dolby. Talk about being vengeful!