Monday, April 8, 2013

Always Ask SMH: Kanye Stirs Heat Over Repeated Use of Copyright Song

Kanye West is being sued for millions by Trena Steward and Lorenzo Pryor, who own the copyright for the song "Bumpin' Bus Stop." The siblings, who's father is David Pryor of the music group Thunder & Lightning, claim that Kanye used the song for "Gold Digger" without authorization.

The lawsuit claims that Kanye and various other labels continued a 15-year "illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale."

Some of the other labels which were named in the lawsuit include: Roc-a-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, Stones Throw Records, Bomb Hip-Hop Records, Autumn Games, Activision, Caroline Distribution and The Island Def Jam Music Group.