Jay-Z Accused Of Illegally Sampling '60s Funk Tune

Law360, Los Angeles (November 7, 2013, 4:29 PM EST) -- Record label TufAmerica Inc. sued Jay-Z, his entertainment company, Roc Nation LLC, and others for copyright infringement in New York federal court on Wednesday, claiming they illegally sampled parts of a 1960s song in the hit 2009 track "Run This Town."

According to the complaint, Jay-Z, Roc Nation, WB Music Corp. and other entities misappropriated elements of 1969 funk tune "Hook & Sling Part 1," which TufAmerica holds the exclusive rights to, for use in "Run This Town,"Jay-Z's song featuring guest performances by Kanye West and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tufamerica, Inc. v. WB Music Corp. et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

November 4, 2013


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