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Jay Z & Timbaland Win “Big Pimpin” Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

10/21/2015 at 7:51 | Posted by
Alex Johnson
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Jay Z and Timbaland’s legal teams have really been working for their money these days, getting that “Big Pimpin” copyright infringement lawsuit thrown out earlier this afternoon.  The rapper and producer were sued by the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy, claiming they ruined his uncle’s song, “Khosara, Khosara,” which was sampled for the 2000 hit record, “Big Pimpin.”

Earlier this afternoon (10/21), U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder tossed out the case citing that the heir didn’t have “the right to pursue a copyright infringement claim.”  The U.S. District Judge told jurors “she was basing her ruling on testimony about Egyptian law that was presented during a week-long trial.”

An appeal is in the works, says Pete Ross (the attorney for the plaintiff).  He also told reporters “that ruling was completely wrong.”

Although neither Jay nor Timbo were present in court, their legal teams said their clients were pleased with the judges decision

Peep both versions for yourself below tho..


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