Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement today (Oct. 11), saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles,

Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement today (Oct. 11), saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, accused the site and its proprietor, Mario Lavandeira, of illegally obtaining and posting at least 10 completed songs and unfinished demos.

The songs are from Spears's upcoming album "Blackout," her first album in four years. The postings occurred over the past three months, Zomba said in a statement.

"Blackout" was scheduled to be released on Nov. 13 by Zomba parent Jive but yesterday was moved up to Oct. 30, due to the leaks.

The suit does not specify the amount of monetary damages, but asks for real and punitive damages as well as legal costs. Zomba owns the copyrights to Spears' recordings. Spears, 25, is not a party to the lawsuit, Zomba said.


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