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Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City

Still Battling Over 'Good Time'

Publishing Co. Releases $800K

1/31/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City are in a dog fight over their hit track "Good Time" -- battling another artist who claims they ripped her off ... and now we've learned more than $800,000 hangs in the balance. 

Singer Ally Burnett sued Carly, Owl City, their label, publishing company and others  ... for copyright infringement back in 2012, claiming "Good Time" copied her song "Ah, It's a Love Song."

There's been no ruling in the case yet, but publishing company BMI has reached an agreement with Ally ... placing $804,156 -- royalties from "Good Time" -- in escrow. 

In return Ally agreed to drop her suit against the company.

That chunk o' change will sit in the account until the case is resolved.

TMZ mistakenly posted earlier that Ally won the loot -- but in fact, no one's won it yet.

Take a listen to the songs -- we gotta ask ...

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1.

kimmi    

Who?

267 days ago
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namers    

Wasn't this yesterday's story?

267 days ago
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naue7    

it's good that you have admitted your mistake rather than just deleting the story which you normally do but not before other media outlets have already copied the story well done tmz

267 days ago
4.

Kelly    

The story so nice we ran it twice.

267 days ago
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Truth    

AS USUAL, TMZ SPOT-ON INVESTIGATIVE SO-CALLED JOURNALISM SUCKS SH*T!! MAYBE IF YALL STOP HIRING THE HOMELESS TWEENERS OFF THE STREET, JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

267 days ago
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Truth    

SAME TRACK, JUST SLOWED DOWN WITH DIFF. LYRICS. POINT BLANK! SAME WAY ROBIN THICKE SWAGGER JACKED MARVIN GAYE. #TRUTH!!

267 days ago
7.

Mike    

Except for the catchy little hook, these are nothing alike. When you assume ownership over 8 notes you look like an idiot.

267 days ago
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ticallion    

Yesterday's story sounded like a huge miscarriage of justice. This makes a lot more sense.

267 days ago
9.

Joe    

Carly is hot !

267 days ago
10.

ColiePolie    

I dont really expect much more than that from tmz... I knew something was off about them when I went to put in my birthday and they didnt even know august has 31 days.

267 days ago
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Superbowlchamps    

Like I said yesterday if you work with Scooter and don't have court issues you are out.

267 days ago
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betseymcqueen    

You mean... Tmz actually admitted they lied??? I'm sorry "made a mistake"? Did hell just freeze?!

267 days ago
13.

Brian    

Not even close, and in fact the supposed original is more derivative than the copy since the "original" actually sampled the beat straight off of earlier works.

267 days ago
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Sara Joy    

of course not! that Ally is crazy! the two songs are different! just for the "ohohoh" in her song?
NO WAY!
I'M A PROUD HOOTOWL, THE SONG OF ADAM AND CARLY IS ORIGINAL!!

267 days ago
15.

Mel    

Never heard of this song, oh right I don't listen to crap.

267 days ago
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