T-Pain Gets Quick Win In 'Luv' Song Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- Rap superstar T-Pain and SRC Records Inc. CEO Steve Rifkind scored summary judgment Tuesday in a California copyright infringement suit accusing them of swiping elements from a demo rap song and using them in one of T-Pain's megahits.

Judge Dale S. Fischer sided with T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm, Rifkind and the other defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, finding that the three plaintiffs — all one-time music industry hopefuls — had failed to show that T-Pain ever...
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