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murder1705
08-29-2007, 07:14 PM
Rapper The Game, Interscope and Aftermath Entertainment are among the defendants in a new copyright infringement lawsuit over an illegal sample on The Game's platinum-selling 2005 debut album The Documentary.

Saregama India filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court, claiming the song "Put You on the Game" violated copyrights owned by the Indian-based firm, which was formerly The Gramophone Company of India, one of is India’s largest recording companies.

Through it's lineage with The Gramophone Company of India, Saregama is also one of the oldest recording company's in India and owns almost 50% of all the music ever recorded in the country.

"Put You on the Game" was produced by hit producer Timbaland, who is featured on the song and is also named in the lawsuit, along with co-producer Nate "Danjanhandz" Hills.

Also named are Universal Music Group, Aftermath Entertainment, G-Unit Records, Czar Entertainment, Timbaland's Virginia Beach Music and The Game's Black Wall Street imprint.

"Put You on the Game" was the fourth official single released from The Documentary.

Saregama India seeks an undisclosed amount.

This is not the first time Saregama India has sued Universal Music Group.

In 2002, Saregama filed a $500 million dollar lawsuit against UMG, Interscope and Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.

In that lawsuit, Saregama accused hit producer/rapper DJ Quik of illegally sampling the song "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai," by Lata Mangeshkar on Truth Hurt's hit record "Addictive" which featured pioneering rapper Rakim.

The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount.

Montana
08-29-2007, 07:24 PM
People Trying 2 Get Money For Nothing....

Marcus13
08-29-2007, 07:29 PM
^^Basically.

relentless
08-30-2007, 05:02 AM
i remember flip got sued over something like this. did you know for nearly every corporation they have a special team dedicated to finding others who are violating their copyrite and trademarks? its ridiculous, that energy can be invested in making so many better things.

AdX
08-30-2007, 06:10 AM
Intellectual property is intellectual property

relentless
08-30-2007, 06:37 AM
^i guess, but u could argue that any thought borrows from another in some shape or form, so nothing is ever truly original. 'intellectual property' as u put it, and ideas are very tricky things to simply stamp a 'no using' sign on.

Eyebagz
08-30-2007, 07:21 AM
if i made a melody in one of my songs and someone jacked it and turned it into a hit id wanna get some money outa it

JaRuleNL
08-30-2007, 07:36 AM
Pay them Eminem & Dr.Dre lol

sniper
08-30-2007, 08:00 AM
People Trying 2 Get Money For Nothing....

how? the whole indian part of that song is the sample........should people not get paid if their music is reused?

i was expecting this anywayz.........but does it say what the og song was?

elcuppan
08-30-2007, 08:30 AM
how? the whole indian part of that song is the sample........should people not get paid if their music is reused?

i was expecting this anywayz.........but does it say what the og song was?

yeah...people sample shit without permission and dudes dont get paid for it.
same story with the sample from "addictive" by thruth hurts prod. by dr dre.

they desserve to be investigated..........

they not tryna get money fo nuttin

Vinnie
08-30-2007, 08:52 AM
Game just push the falt on 50's neck.. if 50 said he wrote that track.. so basically 50 should pay.