copyright

Cash Money Records Scores Third Lawsuit in One Week
Cash Money Records hit for the trifecta last week, racking up their third lawsuit on Friday (June 10), when they were sued for an undisclosed sum by publishing company Bridgeport Music, over illegal usage of the song 'You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks' by Funkadelic...
Jay-Z Loses First Round in ‘Big Pimpin” Lawsuit
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is facing a lawsuit over his 2000 club hit 'Big Pimpin',' and it appears he has already lost the first round.
In a decision Tuesday (May 3), a California federal judge ruled that the plaintiff has established "standing" to pursue a lawsuit against Jay-Z over his perceive…
Bob Marley Family Loses Copyright Case Against Label
Years following the death of reggae legend Bob Marley, his family has hit a standstill in winning back the rights to his classic albums. Following a verdict in a lawsuit against Universal Music Group's UMG Recordings unit, Marley's widow Rita and his nine children lost the battle to assume…
Drake Sued by Playboy for Copyright Infringement
While he may be the rapper-of-the-moment, not everyone is enamored with Young Money rapper Drake. According to reports, Playboy has filed suit against the Canadian MC for copyright infringement. The suit names Drake, Cash Money Records, Universal Music and Universal Music Group Distribution for ille…
Beyonce to Take the Stand in Copyright Infringement Case
The Chicago songwriter claiming R&B queen Beyonce Knowles and Destiny's Child pick-pocketed his song is getting his day in court. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2006 by songwriter/performer Rickey Allen alleges that Beyonce stole the title, lyrics and overall theme of 'Cater 2 U,' a song that a…
Black Eyed Peas Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Black Eyed Peas members Will.i.am and Fergie are being sued again. The two most visible members of the group have been hit with a new copyright infringement suit over a song entitled 'Voodoo Doll,' from Fergie's album, 'The Duchess.' The complainant, Grounded Music Inc...