May 29, 2016  

Rapper 50 Cent Freed from Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

October 28, 2006 (5:05 am) GMT
A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit accusing rapper 50 Cent.

Friday Oct 27th was 's big day. That day the rapper had a copyright infringement lawsuit accusing him of stealing the opening line for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" from a song by former frontman Luther Campbell, dropped.

U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck found the disputed opening phrase was a "common, unoriginal, and non-copyrightable element of the song" and was not entitled to copyright protection. What's more, the judge also stated that there are almost no similarities between the works, and the phrase in question represents only eleven seconds of a more than three-minute song.

All in all, the judge concludes that the two compositions have no similarities and thus common people would not confuse the two songs.

More 50 Cent News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kanye West Robbed, Computers Stolen From His Studio
  2. 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Announces Big Reveal on May 31
  3. Dwayne Johnson Hints at Darker Hobbs in 'Fast and Furious 8' Image
  4. Paul Bettany Defends Johnny Depp Amid Amber Heard's Domestic Violence Accusations
  5. Khloe, Kourtney Kardashian, Tyga Celebrate Scott Disick's Birthday in Vegas
  6. Kate Beckinsale: Michael Bay Was Baffled Because 'My Boobs Weren't Bigger Than My Head'
  7. 'Maze Runner 3' Pushed Back to 2018 as Dylan O'Brien Is Still on the Mend After On-Set Accident
  8. PND Serenades Kylie Jenner After She Called Him Out for Deleting Her on Social Media