Kanye, Jay Z Cleared In 'Made In America' Infringement Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2016, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday shut down a copyright infringement suit accusing Jay Z and Kanye West of ripping off a less-famous musician's song for their hit "Made in America," affirming the district court's finding that the two songs weren't similar in copyright-protected ways.

Singer-songwriter Joel McDonald sued the rappers in November 2014, alleging their 2011 collaboration "Made in America" infringed on his 2008 song of the same name. (AP) Singer-songwriter Joel McDonald had accused the duo of copying his 2008 song of the same name for their 2011 collaboration on the album "Watch the Throne," but U.S. District Judge Alison...

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