Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jay Z Sued For Illegal Sample Use on 'Run This Town'

 According to NY Daily News TufAmerica Inc. filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Jay Z Wednesday, claiming he illegally sampled a funky late 1960s jam without permission to jazz up the hit 2009 track “Run This Town.”
The miffed label claims it bought the exclusive rights to “Hook & Sling” in 1996. The suit seeks proceeds from “Run This Town” and damages to be determined at trial, plus a court order to halt “further distribution and exploitation” of the Eddie Bo song.  The complaint names Jay Z, his Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC, Atlantic Recording Corp. and several other companies as defendants.  The suit is the third complaint filed by TufAmerica against Roc-A-Fella in Manhattan federal court this year. The parties settled both prior suits before trial.  Jay Z is already under fire from fans for his partnership with Barneys New York in the wake of multiple allegations by black shoppers that they were profiled by the high-end department store. Also, the MLBPA is investigating Jay Z for a special $34,000 limited edition gold "Shawn Carter" edition Hublot watch he gave during a birthday party to his client Cano, the free agent second baseman back in October.

Sidebar: Hmmm...looks like could have 99 problems, at least this week.
The gift that has reportedly drawn the eye of the MLBPA.
 

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