UMG Wants Kanye West 'Gold Digger' Copyright Suit Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT) -- UMG Recordings Inc. and several other music companies urged a California federal judge Monday to toss a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging rapper Kanye West stole a portion of a 1970s song for his 2005 hit “Gold Digger,” arguing the complaint's allegations are too vague for the case to proceed.

At a hearing, Ilene Farkas, a lawyer representing UMG, Roc-A-Fella Records LLC, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Vivendi SA and other companies seeking the lawsuit's dismissal, argued that the complaint brought by the family of the...
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