Canadian singer Avril Lavigne is cleared from a copyright suit.

Avril Lavigne was reported to have settled her lawsuit with songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer, who claimed that her hit song, “Girlfriend”, was plagiarizing the Rubinoos 1979 single, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”.

Dunbar and Gangwer filed the lawsuit in July 2007 against Avril (and her songwriting partner, Dr. Luke). On Tuesday (Jan 15) however, they issued a statement that cleared Lavigne and Luke from the suit…

“We are satisfied that any similarities between the two songs resulted from Avril and Luke’s use of certain common and widely used lyrics,”

“We therefore completely exonerate Avril and Luke from any wrongdoing of any kind in connection with the claims made by us in our lawsuit.”

Chinese fans are snapping up tickets to Canadian pop-punk starlet Avril Lavigne’s mainland debut concert next month.

Avril Lavigne Shanghai concert ticket

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Avril Lavigne was (or perhaps still is) in Hong Kong for her concert on Thursday night (May 4). These are some pics when she arrived at the airport, seems to be in good mood…

Avril Lavigne in Hong Kong Avril Lavigne in Hong Kong

Avril Lavigne signing autographs in Hong Kong Avril Lavigne signing autographs in Hong Kong

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Canadian pop-rock star Avril Lavigne on Arena magazine…

Avril Lavigne on Arena magazine

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Canada rocker Avril Lavigne is ready to release her new album, “The Best Damn Thing” in April 2007. This will be Avril’s 3rd album after “Under My Skin” in 2004.

Btw Avril wrote the song “Keep Holding On” for the movie “Eragon,” pretty cool song. You can listen to the song at Avril’s myspace.

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