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Elton John Convinces Court To Dismiss ‘Nikita’ Copyright Case

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit claiming that Elton John plagiarized the hit from “Natasha,” a song submitted to John’s publisher years before “Nikita” hit the charts.

07/18/2013

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Elton John Sued Over “Nikita” Lyrics, Calls Lawsuit “Meritless”

Nearly 27 years after Elton John released his Cold War-inspired single “Nikita,” the music legend and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, are being sued for allegedly stealing the 1985 song’s lyrics. A songwriter named Guy […]

05/01/2012

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