50 Cent Wins In Court
October 30, 2006 at 6:01 AM (PT)
ALL HIP HOP reports that 50 CENT won a victory in a MIAMI Court FRIDAY (10/27) when a judge threw out a copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the rapper of stealing the chorus to his hit single "IN DA CLUB."
The lawsuit claimed the chorus "Go Shorty, it's you're birthday..." from 50 CENT's "IN DA CLUB" was lifted from LUTHER "LUKE" CAMPBELL's song "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY." U.S. District Judge PAUL C. HUCK ruled that the chorus was a "common, unoriginal, and noncopyrightable element of the song" and therefore cannot be protected.
50 CENT's Manager CHRIS LIGHTY commented, "We are pleased by the clarity brought by U.S. District Judge PAUL C. HUCK by proclaiming what 50 and his team always knew was a frivolous and money-grubbing attempt by the LIL' JOE WEIN MUSIC COMAPNY."