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Lil Wayne Sued For Copyright Infringement Again

August 20, 2008

A Legal Stone Rolling Over Lil’ Wayne

This is a follow up to the May 30, 2008 article Rapper Lil Wayne Sued For Copyright Infringement. Lil Wayne has been sued again for copyright infringement, revealing this is clearly a habit. This time he’s been sued by the Rolling Stones’ publisher for ripping off their music.

Rolling Stones

Stealing from one of the most well known bands on the planet is not a good idea, as that pretty much guarantees everyone will know.

Lil’ Wayne faces copyright claim

US rapper Lil’ Wayne has been sued by a music publishing company over claims he released a version of Rolling Stones song Play With Fire without permission.

Abkco Music Inc have said that Lil’ Wayne’s Playing with Fire was clearly derived from the Stones’ original but used “explicit and offensive language”.

They accuse the rapper of copyright infringement and unfair competition.

A spokesman for Lil’ Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, was unavailable for comment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk

http://www.judiciaryreport.com

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