Kanye West Asks Judge To Drop The Copyright Infringement Case

Kanye WestKanye West may not be looking for a “Gold Digger” but according to the family of the late singer David Pryor, he might be one. The family claims the rapper stole music from their father for 2005 hit single featuring Jamie Foxx.The Pryor family hit Ye with a lawsuit last year for the track that also features samples from the late Ray Charles’ song “I Got A Woman,” claiming the rapper took lyrics from their father’s song “Bumpin’ Bus Stop.”Kanye as well as his co-defendants have asked the judge that the case be dropped. Based on the documents obtained by Radar Online he is only alleged to have copied “snippets of a mere one to five words e.g. “step,” “get down,” “step up” and “it’s the hottest things.”Defending lawyers claim that a few words are not enough to prove copyright infringement despite the family’s claim that Yeezy used more.

While the lawsuit specifically calls out the newly married Kanye, it is also suing Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group, as well as other companies linked to Island Def Jam label when song was released. Warner Bros. Entertainment, UMG recordings and NBC Universal as well as two other record companies have also been named in the case.

Ye is being sued directly while the record companies are being sued for 18 other recordings by artists such as Tupac, Gang Starr, Q-Tip, Madlib, DJ JS-1, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Madvillian and Beanie Sigel that the family says sampled their father’s work.


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Israeli Top Model Bar Refaeli Wins Copyright Infringement Case Against Ilan Ben-Dov

Bar Refaeli has won her lawsuit against Ilan Ben-Dov. The Tel Aviv District Court today partly ruled in her favor against Samsung importer Suny Electronics Ltd. (TASE: SUNY), which Ben-Dov controls, over live online broadcasts of her for a 2006 ad campaign for Samsung, which were aired without her knowledge. Judge Avi Zamir ordered Suny to pay Bar Refaeli NIS 400,000 ($11o,000)  in compensation for breach of her rights in the filming of her without her knowledge, and NIS 150,000 ($41,000)  in court costs. He dismissed Suny’s counterclaim for libel against Bar Refaeli for writing to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KSX: 5930; LSE: SMSN) in Korea. However, he also dismissed Refaeli’s personal claim against marketing consultant Avi Zeitan.“The image of models, their voices, bodies, and names are their personal assets, and no one has the right to use them for commercial purposes without their consent and without compensation,” wrote Judge Zamir in his ruling. “These assets have the right to be protected. Every model, male or female, even if they chose to reveal themselves in an advertisement, even the broadest and most exposing, in any media, has the right not to have made use of these private assets beyond what was agreed, and without their explicit consent.”Judge Zamir added, “Even deviations from existing agreements over the extent of the permitted use of these assets, damage them, damage that justifies financial compensation.” 

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