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    Mon, 09 May 2011 12:52:21

    Jay-Z Loses Round in Legal Fight Over "Big Pimpin"  Sample - He is accused of violating moral rights

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    Billboard reports that rapper and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is facing a lawsuit over claims his mega-hit song "Big Pimpin" violates the "moral rights" of heirs of a 1960s Egyptian film composer. That doesn't sound good.

    In a decision handed down on Tuesday, a California federal judge ruled that the plaintiff has standing to pursue a lawsuit, even if it's grounded upon a quirky bit of Egyptian copyright code. Poor Shawn Carter AKA Mr. Beyoncé having to deal with this headache.

    What is your favorite Jay-Z song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.09.11




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