August 24, 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. James Harden's Signature Shoes Are So Bad That People Make Fun of Them. Read the Funny Ones
  2. Mariah Carey Threw James Packer's Laptop Out the Window After He Played a Beyonce Song
  3. Ariana Grande Is Sued Over 'One Last Time', Previews New Music Video Ft. Nicki Minaj
  4. New Set Pics Hint at 'Transformers: The Last Knight' 's Connection With Arthurian Mythology
  5. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Haven't Put a Label on Relationship Even After Caught Kissing
  6. Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and More Featured in 'Trolls' Soundtrack Album
  7. Naya Rivera Reveals She Got Pregnant and Had an Abortion When She Was on 'Glee'
  8. 'Bachelor in Paradise' Recap: A Man Gets His Heart Broken and Leaves