Kanye West Lifted Protected Lyrics, Atty Tells 7th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (March 26, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A lawyer for a rapper accusing hip-hop star Kanye West of copyright infringement told the Seventh Circuit on Monday that West's 2007 hit "Stronger" contains lyrics lifted from his client's original work and that a lower court made improper factual findings when it tossed the case.

William McGrath of Davis McGrath LLC asked the appeals court to revive rapper Vince Peters' suit against West, record label Roc-a-fella Records LLC and record company UMG Recording Inc., which an Illinois district court tossed last year after ruling that...
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