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Huntsville singer sues Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City

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A singer/songwriter from Huntsville is suing pop singers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City, for copyright infringement.

Allyson Nichole Burnett alleged that Jepsen's song "Good Time" copies her 2010 song "AH, It's a Love Song."

Burnett also said she suffered emotional and psychological damage from "uninformed fans" asking her why she copied the Carly Rae Jepsen/Owl City song. She said the original song has been forever destroyed as an asset in her portfolio because it will always "sound like 'Good Time.'"

The lawsuit is also against Owl City's Adam Young, writers Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee, Universal Music Group Inc., Songs Music Publishing, LLC and Schoolboy Records, Inc.

Burnett claims the defendants had access to the song as early as February of 2010 and extensively by early 2011.

"AH, It's a Love Song" was released on Burnett's 2010 album, "The Takeover."

Burnett said she wrote the lyrics and created the melody, harmony and rhythm for "AH, It's a Love Song" in December of 2009. A demo was initially recorded on a friend's laptop in 2009. The song was released on the album "The Takeover" in April of 2010.

Her songs have been featured on numerous television and radio shows, including MTV's "The Hills" and "Friendzone."

Adam Young, Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee wrote "Good Time" in December of 2011 and released June of 2012.

The defendants have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Carly Rae Jepsen is set to open for Justin Bieber in Memphis Thursday night.

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