Jay-Z Beats Copyright Suit Over 'Big Pimpin'' At 9th Circ.

Law360 (May 31, 2018, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday shot down a lawsuit filed against Jay-Z over a sample used in his song "Big Pimpin'," ruling that so-called moral rights protected under Egyptian copyright law cannot be enforced in U.S. court.

Capping off more than 11 years of litigation, the appeals court ruled that Osama Ahmed Fahmy lacked standing to sue Jay-Z, shown in 2016. (AP) Capping off more than 11 years of litigation, the appeals court ruled that Osama Ahmed Fahmy, who owns the rights to an obscure 1957 song used in the 2000 chart-topper, lacked standing to sue Jay-Z. The ruling affirmed a...

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