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Rapper Kanye West Sheds 'Stronger' Copyright Suit

Law360 (March 4, 2011, 5:47 PM EST) -- Hip-hop star Kanye West on Thursday won his bid to nix a copyright infringement suit in Illinois federal court alleging that he stole lyrics from one of rapper Vince Peters' songs to use in his Grammy-winning 2007 hit “Stronger.”

Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted West's motion to dismiss the suit against him, his record label Roc-a-fella Records LLC and record company UMG Recording Inc., ruling that none of the allegedly similar words or phrases contained...
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