May 29 - Lil Wayne Sued, Says "I Feel Like Dying"

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 10 years ago '06        #1
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illathruz 67 heat pts67
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May 29 - Lil Wayne Sued, Says "I Feel Like Dying"
 

 
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Lil' Wayne Sued For Copyright Infringement


Lil' Wayne may be headed back to court again. This time it's not for guns or drugs, but stealing.

Singer Karma Ann Swanepoel filed a lawsuit in Louisiana recently, claiming Wayne stole her tune "Once" and turned it into the track "I Feel Like Dying," according to TMZ.

Karma's "Once" is a folky, guitar-layden ballad, whereas Wayne's "Dying" features a sped-up, chipmunk-sounding sample.

Karma said that Wayne's label had been trying to reach an agreement with her for use of the track, but hadn't been able to come to one. Meanwhile, Wayne's made his "Dying" available on his MySpace page and elsewhere.
Weezy's manager didn't return a call for comment.

In other Wayne legal news, the rapper pled not guilty on May 6 to several drug and weapons charges stemming from an earlier arrest in Arizona.

Almost two weeks later, he gave up a DNA sample in another case in New York to be tested against a gun found on his tour bus.

In the midst of his cases, the self-proclaimed best rapper alive is still slated to close out "The BET Awards" next month, airing June 24, and he's also got a role in the upcoming Fast And The Furious flick.

Tha Carter III, his highly anticipated follow up album to 2005's Carter II, hits stores on June 10.

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66 comments for "May 29 - Lil Wayne Sued, Says "I Feel Like Dying""

 10 years ago '05        #2
sleezy 
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he didnt even release to the song..u cant sue if they aint sell the track..she dosnt have a case if it was leaked on mixtape
 10 years ago '04        #3
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it aint like he made money off that track...its not on his new album
 10 years ago '08        #4
daluckychild 17 heat pts17
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I agree.... the track wasnt for sale or put on any album for sale... to have a good basis to sue, they have to prove they sold the song as an original production.
 05-29-2008, 04:33 PM         #5
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welcome to the rap game, but its not official so i dont think that she can pull that sh*t through
 10 years ago '06        #6
illathruz 67 heat pts67 OP
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just throwing this out there to stimulate debate. i hate when everybody agrees.

Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other, related rights.

Copyright may also be licensed. Some jurisdictions may provide that certain classes of copyrighted works be made available under a prescribed statutory license (e.g. musical works in the United States used for radio broadcast or performance). This is also called a compulsory license, because under this scheme, anyone who wishes to copy a covered work does not need the permission of the copyright holder, but instead merely files the proper notice and pays a set fee established by statute (or by an agency decision under statutory guidance) for every copy made. Failure to follow the proper procedures would place the copier at risk of an infringement suit.
 10 years ago '05        #7
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the n*gga did the song at the concert in philly last month....and been doin the song at concerts....he's made money off of it....
 10 years ago '04        #8
j0hncena 92 heat pts92
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i remember i herd that song on the chicks myspace when it first came out i know it was going to happen just a matter of time
 05-29-2008, 04:45 PM         #9
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 sleezy said:
she dosnt have a case if it was leaked on mixtape
yes she does, it doesnt matter if he didnt sell it...

samples by law have to be cleared if it is released for promotional use


kinda fu*ked up, I know
 10 years ago '04        #10
Matt 16 heat pts16
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so fi anything, producers can be sued because they sample all the time... not meaning they release it or put it out to people...

but j0hncena give me a fu*king call.. or turn on ur phone fu*ker.
 10 years ago '06        #11
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yea, she will get money....u cant use her as a sample without her permission regardless of if its on a cd or not
 05-29-2008, 05:41 PM         #12
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i look at sampling like downloading music, sooooo many people do it but that ONE person ends up getting caught and turns everyone around like "omg i dont wanna sample anymore since i'll get sued"

look at all Dres stuff from NWA and so on, I'm pretty sure most of that stuff was NOT cleared... (he did get sued couple times but yah...) lol
 05-29-2008, 05:53 PM         #13
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who cares
 05-29-2008, 05:59 PM         #14
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i need that beat playboy.

official playboy, not the loop, ya heard.
 10 years ago '07        #15
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Wouldn't the sample be getting the original artist more promotion after everything? People will eventually want to know who created the original song.
I know how the law works but I don't think the song was even meant to be released. He's more than likely making some type of money off of it though.Do we know if he even checks his myspace page?
 10 years ago '04        #16
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 illathruz said:
just throwing this out there to stimulate debate. i hate when everybody agrees.

Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other, related rights.

Copyright may also be licensed. Some jurisdictions may provide that certain classes of copyrighted works be made available under a prescribed statutory license (e.g. musical works in the United States used for radio broadcast or performance). This is also called a compulsory license, because under this scheme, anyone who wishes to copy a covered work does not need the permission of the copyright holder, but instead merely files the proper notice and pays a set fee established by statute (or by an agency decision under statutory guidance) for every copy made. Failure to follow the proper procedures would place the copier at risk of an infringement suit.
Right and wrong my friend because you can only sue for damages when you have proof of someone making money from you creating or taking credit for what you've done, Wayne in this case did the song but it was not released to the public for sale nor profit. Therefore he may have tried to seek a license for using the song but you don't need one if it was just for sh*ts and giggles.
 10 years ago '07        #17
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 MacDreezyy said:
welcome to the rap game, but its not official so i dont think that she can pull that sh*t through
shes mad no-one knows her and he made her song 10x better

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 10 years ago '04        #18
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 kraYz13 said:
shes mad no-one knows her and he made her song 10x better

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Wayne's version is crap too, horrible horrible song
 10 years ago '05        #19
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 sleezy said:
he didnt even release to the song..u cant sue if they aint sell the track..she dosnt have a case if it was leaked on mixtape
uuumm yeah u can where the hell did u hear that??? plus the track was released it was on sale on itunes lil wayne the carter 3 leak or some sh*t
 10 years ago '04        #20
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I want Joey to spit over this sample!
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