"'The Blueprint' for an Infringement?" DRI Today March 4, 2015

“A recently-filed case in a California federal court has Jay-Z and his promoters at Live Nation wondering whether they’ll continue to reap the benefits of the 1999 hit single Big Pimpin’ or whether they’ll be “spending G’s” to clean up a potential infringement posed by a sample looped throughout one of S. Carter’s most famous tracks,” writes Jason L. Ederer of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.

 In this article on the Defense Research Institute’s DRI Today blog, Jason analyzes a lawsuit  from an Egyptian plaintiff named Osama Ahmed Fahmy, who has sued Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., seeking unspecified actual damages and costs. In his suit, Fahmy is alleging Live Nation has constituted infringement (direct, contributory and vicarious) of plaintiff’s copyright in the original musical composition of the Egyptian song Khosara Khosara.

The article also appears on Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog. Jason is a frequent blog contributor

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