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Usher sued for copyright infringement over 2002 track "Caught Up" - Mstarz

Usher sued for copyright infringement over 2002 track "Caught Up" - Mstarz | Why they are called "samples" not "songs" | Scoop.it
Usher sued for copyright infringement over 2002 track "Caught Up"
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Earlier this year, Usher got called out on some similar behavior (though this time the alleged infringement benefitted his protege Justin Bieber).

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According to TMZ three men have filed a lawsuit against Usher and his record label. He allegedly played songs that did not belong to him, and is accused of stealing songs from other artists, one notable case is Justin Bieber.

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Mikel Elorriaga's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:59 AM

us gets sued for a song he made in 2002

Macaines's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:19 PM

"Usher sued for copyright infringement over  his 2002 hit track "Caught Up"  Allegedly a group of three men confronted usher in the earlier part of his career and had given usher a demo and one of the song on their demo was called " Caught up"

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Nicki Minaj Answers Lawsuit Claiming She Stole "Starships" Song

Nicki Minaj Answers Lawsuit Claiming She Stole "Starships" Song | Why they are called "samples" not "songs" | Scoop.it
NICKI MINAJ TO EDM ARTIST: I DIDN'T STEAL YOUR SONG; I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING
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In this case, Nicki Minaj admitted to stealing an entire song from an artist that she "has never heard of" which tells me that she's lying. No one comes up with the same exact song without some kind of influence, it's near impossible. EDM will be irrelevant soon anyway, why does it matter?

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Sampling: The Music Industry Trend We Hope Soon Fades

Sampling: The Music Industry Trend We Hope Soon Fades | Why they are called "samples" not "songs" | Scoop.it
The art of sampling, whether it is in the production or lyrics, is nothing new to music. Sampling started in the late 1970s as a way to reinvent music for the newer generation. In hip hop, P.Diddy ...
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I am so happy that I am not the only one that wants to get rid of sampling (stealing) parts of other songs in hip hop. It shows a lack of talent and creativity, and causes all kinds of problems with the law.

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Frank Ocean Sued For Using Mary J. Blige’s Music

Frank Ocean Sued For Using Mary J. Blige’s Music | Why they are called "samples" not "songs" | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean has the worst luck when it comes to the songs he chooses to sample. After being threatened with a copyright infringement lawsuit…
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This seems like they are kind of taking it too far here. He played the song yes, but it's not like he tried to produce and sell it. I understand the logic behind the lawsuit and I also understand Frank Ocean's side as well, I feel both sides are at fault. Maybe they can come to a mutual agreement on what to do.

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Mac Miller Sued For $10 Million Over Sample On "Macadelic" Mixtape

Mac Miller Sued For $10 Million Over Sample On "Macadelic" Mixtape | Why they are called "samples" not "songs" | Scoop.it
Here we go again: Mac Miller's being sued for $10 million over a sample used on his Macadelic mixtape.
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I don't understand what these artists cannot figure out. Anything that has been played before and was not created by you personally, can never be published. Why is that so hard, could it be the lack of creativity and originality in the hip hop industry?

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