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Judge Can't Hear Infringement In Jay-Z's 'Run This Town'

Law360, New York (November 13, 2014, 7:27 PM EST) -- Ahead of arguments on Jay-Z's bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he illegally sampled a 1960s funk song on his hit track “Run This Town,” the judge handling the case told the parties Thursday he had been unable to hear the supposed infringement after listening to the track numerous times.

Jay-Z is fighting to toss claims from record label TufAmerica Inc. that he infringed 1960s song "Hook & Sling" by using a sample of the lyric “oh.” The rapper has argued that the lyric, used just once at the very beginning of the old tune, was not eligible for copyright protection....

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November 4, 2013

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