Israeli Eurovision Winner «Toy» Threatened With Plagiarism Suit

Writers of «Toy» receive warning letter from record company over alleged similarity between the song and «The White Stripes» «Seven Nation Army» says report.

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The writers of «Toy», the song performed by Netta Barzilai that won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, might be sued by Universal Music Group, Israeli media reported Tuesday.

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According to the report on Keshet TV, Doron Medalie and Stav Beger received a letter two weeks ago from Universal claiming copyright infringement, due to apparent similarity between «Toy» and the hit «Seven Nation Army», performed by «The White Stripes».

Strangely it took Universal over a month since the song won Eurovision, to file these claims – and the song has been publicly known long before that.

Photo by Thomas Hanses / EBU

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