Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/23/b3ta_cocacola/

B3ta man victorious over Coca-Cola in music dispute

Copyright spat fizzes out

By John Oates

Posted in Law, 23rd January 2007 14:15 GMT

Coca-Cola has agreed to settle with an unsigned London band over a dispute that the soft drink's Argentinian subsidiary ripped off one of their songs and animated videos.

Band 7 Seconds of Love and their lead singer Joel Veitch - a regular contributor to animation site B3ta.com - were told by fans that an Argentinian coke advert was spookily similar to their song and video.

Rob Manuel, another B3ta regular, put a video complaint up on his blog showing the similarities between the two - see here.

A large proportion of the money from the settlement will go to two charities supported by the band - baby charity Tommy's and Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society. The rest will go to getting the song properly recorded in a studio. ®