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Elton Not Guilty

Elton Not Guilty
Posted July 19th, 2013 @ 6:41am

English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John performs on stage during the Poupet festival on July 3, 2013 in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre, western France. AFP PHOTO/ JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD
Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

The verdict is in for Elton John!

In a lawsuit filed by Guy Hobbs, John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin were accused of copyright infringement, having allegedly sampled elements from Hobbs song "Natasha" and using them in John’s 1985 hit "Nikita," according to the Hollywood Reporter. However, on Wednesday (July 17), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that copyright law did not protect the plaintiff’s claims.

Check out the song that started all of these legal problems below.

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