U.S. judge tosses ‘Big Pimpin’ copyright lawsuit against Jay Z: report

Rapper Jay Z arrives at a United States District Court to testify in downtown Los AngelesA federal judge on Wednesday threw out a copyright infringement lawsuit that accused rapper Jay Z and hip hop producer Timbaland of using an Egyptian musician’s melody without permission in their hit song “Big Pimpin’,” The Hollywood Reporter said. U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder tossed the case after ruling that the rights to late musician Baligh Hamdy’s 1957 song “Khosara, Khosara” were appropriately acquired by Jay Z’s record label, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Snyder’s decision came after three days of trial testimony.

 

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