Saturday, 18 December 2010

50 Cent sued for alleged copyright infringement

Rap superstar 50 Cent has been sued for copy right infringement by a little-known rapper called Caliber.
The Atlanta rapper has sued 50 Cent for an unspecified amount, claiming that he has the exclusive rights to a instrumental track used by 50 Cent in his 2007 hit 'I Get Money'
Caliber has filed a lawsuit in New York Federal Court against the rapper, along with the producer of the hit song, 'I Get Money' and a host of music industry companies.
The 28-year-old states that he bought the exclusive license from producer William 'Apex' Stanberry, giving him sole ownership over the track and 50 Cent knowingly took the instrumental and used it in the song which appeared on his third album 'The Massacre'.

'I Get Money' was released in June 2007, peaking at number 4 on Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. The single, which was named as one of the best tracks of the year by Rolling Stone and Time, later spawned a high voltage remix featuring Diddy and Jay-Z.


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