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Ivanka Trump Sued By Aquazurra For Copying Their Shoe Design

Ivanka Trump sued by Aquazurra for shoe knockoff.

Like father, like daughter!

Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits, and now Ivanka Trump can claim the same! How exciting.

Related: Ivanka Accused Of Ripping Off Aquazurra

The businesswoman is being sued by Aquazurra for copying their "Wild Thing" tasseled sandal down to even minor details. However, it should be noted that fashion designs are not protected by copyright law, which makes it easy for knockoffs to go without being challenged in the marketplace.

That's probably why Ivanka & Co. weren't too worried when they totally copied the Aquazurra shoe!

Note the similarities between Ivanka's "Hettie" sandal on the left and the "Wild Thing" shoe on the right (below):

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Cirque Du Soleil Is Suing Justin Timberlake For Ripping Off Their Music — Yes, MUSIC!

Fun Fact: Apparently Cirque du Soleil makes music.

Did anyone know Cirque du Soleil even made music?! Well, Justin Timberlake sure does!

On Thursday, the popular circus sued the soulful singer for copyright infringement, claiming a track off the artist's 20/20 album sampled one of their songs without permission!

We're a little confused as to why this complaint is just getting filed now, since that album dropped back in 2013, but we digress.

Related: Is Ryan Gosling A Better Singer Than Justin?!

The Canadian company took their grievance to New York federal court, saying in the legal papers that JT's number Don't Hold the Wall sampled their tune Steel Dream, from their 1997 album QUIDAM.

Yes, album! Cirque du Soleil's actually released a BUNCH of records over the years, believe it or not!

But anyway, the entertainment corporation is suing the famous father, his producer Timbaland, and Sony Music Entertainment for $800,000 worth in damages!

Ch-ch-check out the two songs (below) and let us know in the comments if U think the circus is just trying to make a quick buck, or if this is a classic case of copyright!

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Jeremy Scott & Moschino Will Go To Court For Copyright Infringement Against Graffiti Artist Rime

Jeremy Scott copyright lawsuit is going forward.

Bad news for Jeremy Scott.

Reports say a California District Court judge has given street artist Joseph Tierney, AKA Rime, the go-ahead to take his copyright lawsuit against the designer to the next level.

Related: Karl Lagerfeld Accused Of Tax Evasion

Tierney has accused Scott of copying his famous "Vandal Eyes" mural in Detroit and putting it on clothing from the Moschino A/W 2015 collection.

The dress accused of bearing Rime's art was worn by Gigi Hadid on the runway and by Katy Perry at the Met Gala in May. A blazer worn by Scott at the Met Ball also appeared to have elements of Rime's work.

In October 2015, Scott filed a declaration to strike Rime's complaint, stating that it was a graphic artist in the company's employ who selected that particular print for the clothing in question, and that Scott himself did not design it.

The motion to strike was denied, and the next court date is scheduled for May 23, 2016.

We'll keep you updated with new info as it becomes available.

[Image via WENN.]

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Shakira's Song Loca Officially Determined To Be Illegally Copied! Bet She CAN Remember To Forget This Lawsuit!

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Just like hips, this judge doesn't lie.

According to a New York federal judge, a subsidiary of Sony Music is liable for copyright infringement for the Shakira song Loca! That's crazy!

The song's origins can be linked to a songwriter from the Dominican Republic, Ramon "Arias" Vasquez, who wrote the song Loca con su Tiguera back in the '90s.

The rights for Loca con su Tiguera were

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A Krusty Krab Spongebob Restaurant Replica Is Opening! Find Out Where And How Not A Whole Lot Makes Sense In This World Anymore HERE!

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We guess Plankton finally succeeded and stole the Krabby Patty formula from Mr. Krabs!

How else could someone open up a replica of the Krusty Krab?!

We're of course talking about the TV show SpongeBob Squarepants and how the character Plankton is always trying to steal Mr. Krabs' secret formula for the famous Krabby Patty.

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One Direction's You & I Music Video Could Be A Complete Concept Rip Off!? Decide If The Boys Are Copycatting HERE!

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One Direction displayed some AH-Mazing cloning effects in their newly premiered video for You & I, but now, it's being called a total rip off!!

Let us explain, faithful Directioners…

Australian production company OhYeahWow noted that the Ben Winston-directed vid looked a lot like another clip made for Australian band Clubfeet.

In a recent statement, the company claimed its similarities, while staying on 1D's good side by shedding compliments left and right:

"Late Friday night whilst we were busy observing the good traditions of the public holiday, something very suspicious was brought to our attention. It seems that the chaps of One Direction have taken it upon themselves to regurgitate our original concept, as seen in our award-winning clip for Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted. Don’t get us wrong, we here at Oh Yeah Wow are big One Direction fans and are envious of their ability to maintain flawless hairdos. To be crystal clear, OYW has nothing against creative evolution. Artists constantly reinterpret other works that have inspired them and we’re fine with people taking a technique and using it to create something new…The wider problem is, that plagiarism and copycatting is becoming increasingly common and acceptable."

The band hasn't addressed the accusations of plagiarism—but with the internet a flutter, we're sure they'll have to soon!

Ch-ch-check out both videos and decide whether 1D ripped off the original idea…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City's Good Time Is Ruled A Rip-Off In Court! Get The Copycat Deets HERE!

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Well this is the total opposite of an AH-Mazing evening!

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's hit track Good Time was sued for for copyright infringement back in 2012…

And it looks like they just lost their case!

BMI (the company who collects royalties from the song) is now being order to pay over $800k to the lesser known vocalist Ally Burnett, who the song apparently rips off!

If you listen closely, Ally's ear candy, Ah, It's a Love Song, does sound trés similar - but your humble opinion is ALWAYS appreciated.

Do you think the ruling was fair?!

UPDATE: There has so far been NO ruling in this case by the court. The plaintiff actually dismissed her claims against BMI and agreed that royalties deposited by BMI can be released to the lawyers for other defendants in the case. That part of the claim has nothing to do with Carly Rae or Owl City.

Ch-ch-check out both videos…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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