Monday, April 23, 2012

50 Cent is Sued For Sampling a Song Without Permission


50 Cent is finding himself facing a law suit and it's allegedly over stealing a song sample. Robert Poindexter, a producer who has worked on a number of tracks for the 1970's vocal R&B group The Persuaders, is accusing 50 of sampling one of the groups songs without permission.


50 is accused of using the groups track "Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Out" in his 2009 song "Redrum."

TMZ.com reports:

Poindexter says in the suit, "Fifty Cents [sic] has not denied the infringement, but appears to be basing his defense solely on a frivolous and immaterial claim that the illegal version is not being commercially exploited, but is given away for free."

Poindexter is suing for unspecified statutory damages and an additional $600,000 in punitive damages, plus interest. 

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