Kanye West Wasn't Allowed To Sample Song, Funk Band Says

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Members of 1970s-era funk band Bloodstone on Monday sued Universal Music Group Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the company didn't have the right to license their music to rappers T.I. and Kanye West who sampled the band's song in the 2003 track “Doin' My Job.”

Bloodstone members Charles Lowe, Harry Williams and Charles McCormick allege in their complaint, filed in Missouri federal court, that they own the master recording and copyrights to their 1979 recording “I'm Just Doing My Job,” and claim they were unaware that...
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Case Title

Love et al v. Universal Music Group, Inc.


Case Number

4:13-cv-00502

Court

Missouri Western

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Brian C. Wimes

Date Filed

May 20, 2013

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