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Justin Bieber, Skrillex sued for copyright infringement

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A singer songwriter has sued Bieber and Skrillex for copyright infringement over their multi-platinum song, “Sorry.” Casey Dienel, who performs under the name White Hinterland, filed suit against the two performers as well as their publishing companies, Universal Music and co-writers in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, which claims that “Sorry” uses a vocal riff from her song “Ring the Bell.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2016 - 11:07 AM

NASHVILLE - Justin Bieber and Skrillex have been sued for copyright infringement by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for the multi-platinum song "Sorry."

Dienel, who performs as White Hinterland, filed suit against the two performers and their publishing companies, Universal Music and co-writers in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. The suit claims "Sorry" uses a vocal riff from her song "Ring the Bell."

Representatives for Bieber and Skrillex didn't immediately return requests for comment Friday.

Dienel's song was released on her album "Baby" in 2014 on the independent record label Dead Oceans. Dienel's lawsuit said her attorney sent a letter to Bieber's lawyer and manager explaining the infringement but they didn't respond.

Dienel is asking for unspecified damages and attorney's fees.

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