MOSCOW, February 22 - RAPSI. Four Bulgarian composers sue Russian singer Phillipp Kirkorov for alleged copyright infringement, Bulgarian Dnevnik newspaper reported.
According to the newspaper Alexander Saveliev, Dimitar Penev, Ivan Peev, and Nayden Andreev, filed a lawsuit claiming that Kirkorov performed, reproduced, distributed and placed on the Internet their songs in Russia, Bulgaria and the EU. The composers maintain that the singer changed the lyrics but left their music and now performs and distributes them without their consent.
Under Bulgarian law, Kirkorov may face from two to eight years in prison and a fine up to BGN 50,000 (25,500 euro) if convicted.
Bulgarian media reported that the suit was filed with the Sofia Prosecutor's Office.