Jay-Z May Face Fines In 'Big Pimpin' Copyright Fight

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The nephew of an Egyptian composer who wrote music allegedly sampled in Jay-Z's hit "Big Pimpin'" is seeking fines against the rap mogul, claiming he has refused to provide information needed to calculate revenues for concerts at which the song was performed, according to court documents filed Monday in California federal court.

Osama Ahmed Fahmy filed a motion for contempt against Jay-Z, EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Music Inc. and more than a dozen other defendants for failing to hand over documents showing all concerts at...
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