Hey, remember the Men at Work/Colin Hay/"Down Under" plagiarism suit? It's happening again. The publishers of the iconic Beach Boys song "California Girls" are making noises about suing Katy Perry for her hit of the summer, "California Gurls."
The publishers, pls note. As this entry makes clear, the Beach Boys themselves (and in specific the co-writer of their song) are just fine with it.
This is what happens when people think anybody who didn't write a song can possibly own it.