Ludacris and Kanye West Win Copyright Infringement Trial

ludacris.jpgAfter less than 24 hours of deliberations, jurors in the Ludacris/Kanye West copyright infringement trial returned a verdict favoring the two rappers. The ten person jury concluded that Luda and Kanye did not steal portions of East Orange, N.J. based group I.O.F.’s 2001 song “Straight Like That.” As previously reported by XXLMAG.COM, the group felt that the chorus of Ludacris’s 2004 hit “Stand Up” was too similar to a portion of their own recording. According to a report from the Associated Press, Jeff Billingsly, one of the plaintiffs in the case, has already vowed to appeal the verdict. He apparently feels that the defendants gained an unfair advantage after a judge refused to allow a witness for the plaintiffs to testify. Ludacris, who had anticipated a favorable verdict all along, was quoted as saying: “I hope the plaintiffs enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame.” Kanye, who recited a profanity-laced verse from the witness stand while testifying in the case last week, was not present in court today.

  • mr agee

    when i win you lose just like that.

  • Chanel

    I knew that they were going to win because common phrases and words are not copyrightable under law, so they were not infringing on this other groups song. I’m glad that the jury was smart enough to know that because the plaintiffs were obviously just trying to make easy money.

  • The ON1E

    Ludacris is a thief, man he robbed me once. Dude was a criminal fo he was a straight g, ya feel me?

  • tony

    fuck that shit kanye and ludacris ain’t shit and i hope that they die and burn in hell ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hoes all yaw’ll who don’t like what i’m sayin fuck u suck a dick and lick ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blue Season

    ^^^^^^What a Hoe…just shut up mayne!!!

  • Capostatus

    Shut the fuck up. He aint steel shit from your ass

  • http://myspace j mafia

    that nigga robed me too one time yo.
    if you ask me lock his ass up.

  • http://myspace locked down

    fuck capostatus u just a little bitch and you no it just like ya mom. my dick be in her mouth like tooth paste

  • http://myspace jmafia

    that nigga robed me too one time if you ask me they shold lock his ass up

  • tony

    i robbed yaw’ll hoes so ha ha ha ha and i fucked yaw’ll momma’s too bitches if ya don’t like what i’m sayin the suck dick and lick ass!!!!

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Like back when this shit started…dint they say it was over the beat, cuz they sampled that shit without permission? But whatever is clever I guess….Oh yeah, and fuck those faggety ass niggas right above me…I dont care bout Luda, but Kanye is a fuckin’ genius!!! Without him, hip-hop would be dead…period. (think about it)~Holla~

  • tony

    bitch ya momma is reDICKulous in her mouth bitch if ya don’t like it the suck a dick and lick ass!!!!!!!!!!

  • The ON1E

    Man aint u see that dude in Crash, he a mofoing thief man, no wonder oprah hate him.

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Tony is unoriginal, homosexual, and likes his ass licked by other inmates….grow the fuck up fo you get blown the fuck up, bitch-ass wigga…tell yo momma I exposed you as the lil white choad you are…never talk bout a black mans music bitch. & Kanye single handedly changed the game for his production sampling…eat a dick up while ya hiccup, wannabe.

  • http://Hotmail YA-BOI-FRESH

    ALL Y’ALL SHUT DA FUCK UP DAT’S TALKING SHIT LUDA AND KANYE ANI’T STEEL SHIT REAL TALK

    FRESH

  • tony

    awwwwwwww shit dis ragidy muthafucka talkin shit well bitch you need to pray that i don’t find yo ass cuz if i do i will guarentee to kick yo cuchie lickin dick suckin ass kissin ball jockin ass if you don’t like what i’m sayin which ya momma does bitch then suck dick like usually and lick ass oh yeah 4 ya info bitch i’m 100% black biatch

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    WAT PEOPLE DO FOR FAME…SAD IZNT IT…
    GGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    FELLAZ ADMIT IT..DISSIN G-UNOT IZ DA SHIT DIZ DAYZ..LOL…
    GGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • http://www.xxl.com Lil Tyson

    What the hell is this bullshit fuck luda, but what up to my nigga Kanye

  • B-boy

    Man them haters ain’t get their way this proves they ain’t nuthin but people who ain’t got nuthin who tryin to make some money

    DTP 4 Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats to Kanyeezy

  • CLASS CLOWN

    LUDACRIS STOLE WELCOME TO ATLANTA FORM ME SON…IT WAS ORGINALLY TITLE WELCOME TO WISCONSIN….A LITTLE LYRIC CHANGE HERE AND THIER AND HE GOT A HIT….THAT THIEF GOT TALENT

    WELOCME TO WISCONSIN WHERE THE PACKERS PLAY….AND WE RIDE ON THEM TRACTORS LIKE EVERYDAY!!

  • Peaches

    Who cares? I am so tired to both Luda and Kanye… They need to sit their asses down!

  • dirty shoes

    im glad they made it cool threw the case for real,…………………….yo kid j matches is nyce yo ive been hearing few tracks from that niga,,im trying to get that new d block cd ..and when the hell is red man coming out it been wayy too long

  • http://www.hi-flitones.com D Boy
  • http://www.myspace.com/eardrummahzwest OnPoint of EarDrummahz Ent.

    Well That just goes to show Big Bank take Little Bank everytime. If your promotion game aint tight you slipping. Sad to say I’m from EO and we had to take a lost but fuck it.

    OnPoint signing out!
    http://www.EarDrummahz.com

  • Kelly

    Word up luda kanyeeezy and fuck aalll ya haters. ya mamas had gonoria not to state paps had two cases of sphyllis. so shut the fuck up like ya got a dic in ya muth and kp lickin pussy head niggas

  • http://www.melanie.com melanie

    yo tony u need to shut the fuck up and stop talking shit u fucking asshole.

  • http://XXLmag.com westside money

    Rob who yall just mad cause Luda blowing so shut the hec up.Yall aint going to do nothing to do him freeken hatas.I rob all yall greatest beats and blow up with them and I hope you say something,second you do(bullets flying through yo body)something.

  • Lamar

    any nigga that got beef with DTP can go suck a dick. i’ma a DTP fan 4 life and i know that Luda ain’t steal nobody’s shit and that’s real talk so fuck you and ya momma cuz i’ll go upside bofa ya’ll heads if you think otherwise. and as for that nigga kanye, he might sample a few of his songs, but not from no pussy ass bitchmade underground niggaz that ain’t worth listenin’ to. Anybody think I’m wrong can catch five to da dome.

  • Lamar

    DTP 4 LIFE

  • DEREK

    Infringed Hooks:Get Back, Pimpin all over the World, Jesus Walks, Get Em High, Gold Digger and Touch the Sky. Infringed Verse: Yeah, All Falls Down and many more.
    WOW, that’s like $50 million. You two should count your blessings. Kanye, how are you going to hold up your reputation when 90% of the sh*t that made you famous ISN’T EVEN YOU!!

  • DEREK D

    Luda, “I hope they enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame”. I don’t even know I.O.E but I do know your full of sh*t. You would’nt jeopardize your rep yet you jacked your verse in “Yeah” and the hooks for “Get Back” and “Pimpin all over the World”.
    Don’t let your fame go to your head cuz 15 minutes of fame is better than five years. I’m not going say exactly which, but you did publish copyrighted material. If I sued you and dissed you, a few months from now I’ll be sayin I hope that f*ckin clown enjoyed his five years of fame. I did actually hope to get them to you when I came up with them but I don’t like liars.

  • DEREK

    With your motor mouth,company name and ego people would be pretty eager to shoot you down if they found out your just a phony. You the 100% stereotypical mamas boy. The only way he ever got anywhere in life was ridin my shirt tails and s*cking jay-z’s d*ck. If it wasn’t for Dame you would still be eatin off the dollar menu cuz i would have never found out who you are and if I did’nt know who you are college dropout,jesus walks, all falls down, gold digger and touch the sky wouldnt exist.

  • http://xxl.com Kia Jones

    Why did u cut yo hair????

    u still firre tho boo!!

  • http://xxl.com Young Gutta Aka paper boy(Long live da king) MW

    Luda! Is my nigga! Who the fuck is tony shit talking ass. Me and the rest of the squad can put some new windows in ya house bitch! These niggas aint shitting around so um…. Take yo nursery ryhming ass on and go back to listening to bak street boys and shit. U aint no lyrical nigga! and it’s like dat 4 yo ass biotch!!

  • Nasty-Nati

    Tony take it in the ass while he listen to candy shop and jack off to a 50 cent poster. You a lame ass nigga, and XXL need to revoke yo license you fake internet thug wannabe blowpop suckin dick ridin nothin-better-to-do-with-his-time-than-talk-shit-on-a-blogpage whiteboy at heart. Grow some nuts and quit lickin em you lame duck as bitch…

    G-Unot for life now you wankstas.

    Big Ups to LUDA and KANYE