He had sued an Austrian over a "bootleg" sold on eBay
The Metro reports that Scott had sued Austrian Dietmar Huber when he thought he was trying to sell a bootleg Sweet CD on eBay for £2.
But this week Vienna’s high court ruled against Scott, who had original hits with Ballroom Blitz and Blockbuster, saying the defendant had done nothing wrong.
Speaking outside the hearing, Mr Huber said he was ‘flabbergasted’ when, in 2007, he got a letter from a lawyer asking him to pay £950 for breaching the group’s copyright. "When I refused, they took me to court filing an injunction stopping me from selling the used CD and demanding $36,000 (£23,000) in compensation," he said.
The case was thrown out during the first court hearing after Mr Huber was able to prove he had legally purchased a cover version of Sweet The Legend Lives On and that it was not a pirated copy.
The Metro says that Scott will now foot the £50,000 bill for the case.
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