Lil’ Wayne Sued for Stealing ‘Bed Rock’ Song – Ya Gotta Own the “Bed” You Wanna Rock, First! #Copyright Infringement

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If you wanna make a “bed rock” it might make sense to actually own the bed, don’t ya think? Lil’ Wayne, this August, has been hit with two big law suits for allegedly stealing songs. For his alleged stealing of ‘How to Love’ click here. Another lawsuit is the one in this post, an alleged stealing of the ‘Bed Rock’ song.

What does it mean to be sued for stealing another person’s song i.e. copyright infringement? Click here for the Mary J. Blige lawsuit which addresses this. Also, see the FELA! Broadway lawsuit for more analysis on copyright law.

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“Lil Wayne is facing copyright infringement lawsuit yet again. The “6 Foot 7 Foot” MC is accused by Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises of stealing their copyrighted song “BedRock” and incorporated it into the track of the same name.

In the legal paper filed in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, the company are seeking $15 million in compensation. In response to the filing, judge has ordered Weezy to appear in court on October 12.

“BedRock” is a hip-hop single featuring the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Tyga, Jae Millz and Lloyd. Taken from Young Money’s compilation CD “We Are Young Money”, it peaked at No. on Billboard Hot 200 and climbed to No. 1 on Rap Songs chart. . .”

Aceshowbiz has the full story.

Photocredit: Bed rock promo pic

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