Judge Dismisses Copyright Infringement Suit Against 50 Cent

50.jpgA judge in Miami ruled in favor of 50 Cent on Friday (October 27) when he dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit that was filed against the Queens rapper earlier this year. In January, attorneys representing Lil Joe Wein Music, the copyright holders for Luther “Luke” Campbell’s early recordings, filed suit against 50, alleging that he stole a line from the Miami rapper and used it in his smash hit “In Da Club.” According to the Associated Press, US District Court Judge Paul C. Huck ruled that the line in question, “Go shorty, it’s your birthday,” is a “common, unoriginal, and non-copyrightable element of the song” and thus is not subject to copyright protection. The original lawsuit, filed by attorney Richard C. Wolfe, claimed that 50 simply changed one word from Luke’s 1994 recording “It’s Your Birthday.” According to previous reports, Luke had no part in the lawsuit and earlier this year issued a statement distancing himself from the proceedings. Lil Joe Wein Music acquired the rights to Campbell’s music after the Miami pioneer filed for bankruptcy protection in the 1990s.

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce

    1st

  • jilla

    50 and game suck dick

  • POBE

    DIPSET BYRDGANG!!! ALL DAY!

  • Dyoung

    booooooooooooooooooooooo

  • content

    yeah, if 50′s stealing those kind of lyrics he’s shittier than i thought

  • Three4

    …I agree…

  • http://xxl.com Young gutta aka Paper boy(long live da king)MW

    Dat nigga theiving Now!!! Start’n to hang wit jay-z ass to much.

  • http://xxl.com Kia Jones

    This black bitch!!
    I cant stand yo hoe ass!! U hella ugly and u swear u firre! U look like a damn monkey on crack!

    But i do gotta say yo movie was hella hard tho!!!

    U STILL A PUNK WACK AS BITCH 5O!!

  • H-MAN

    2 LIVE CREW….Shout out 2 Luke Skywalker and China man…that waz tha first time I stepped on stage…did alota barkin like DMX, and waz doin push upz on women…what a show…had tha time of my life…I asked China Man 4 advice, and he tellz me, dont stop, trust no one in tha muzik industry…Then I asked him about 50…He tellz me what can I say, hez a millionaire…and thatz tha bottom line…money talkz, bullshit runz a marathon…

  • Fuck gayme

    G-UINT ALL DAY EVERYDAY. FUCK YALL HATERS.
    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGUNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the one

    Gay.

  • Galil ( Never forget 2pac 1971-1996)

    U can find me In da club Lloyd Banks & 50 Snitch huggin.
    Watch out 4 The Games new album “The Doctors Advocate” 14th November. The Black Wallstreet till I die! g-uNOT!

  • boosie

    50 cent is wack!!!!!!

  • Kanye

    yeah 50 won powwww

    fuck the leachers

  • Atl’s own

    50 is strit garbage! how you gone rip lyrics off of LUKE!

  • shanta

    50 is the shit. He is fine as hell and he got a body that won’t quit. He came in the game killin em and can’t nobody say otherwise. Yall need to stop hatin on that man

  • New York Nigga

    i wouldnt care if da whole world hated me if i had money like my dawg fiddy. 50 dont care if these interent geeks dont like him i wouldnt care either. FUCK RESPECT AM RICH BIATCH!!

  • mike

    who gives a fuck about this.

  • http://xxlmag Dipesh

    50 wasen’t nuffink without em and dre thats all i got 2 say g g g g g g – unot the game 1 man solder killing the whole of g-unit hahha wot happend 2 willy northpole faggot willy northpole prob retired after rappers heard hes name he get bullied wid dat shit.

  • 11KAP

    SAYING “GO SHAWTY, IT’S YA BIRTHDAY” AINT NOTHING NEW. LUKE DIDN’T EVEN FILE THIS LAWSUIT, SO I DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

  • http://n/a tru402

    dat shit was like a couple a years back….now that motha fucka Luke tryna get his piece of tha Cake….dumm Azz move dogg….but he should know he ain’t getting shyt from that deal….Fiddy do your thing dogg…lotta respect from da MidWest Natives TRU402 Rez Thugz

  • 50 protégé

    yo ma men 50 da best
    from anywhere of EAST COAST.
    that nigga is tha best.
    u can find the game and the keer eyes for the straight guys crew in games bed snitchin’

  • jay-pee

    50′s A hoe ass nigga!go get that game Nov14 for all the real hiphop fans! and for all tha 50 fans go get it cuz that might be the ony way 50 gone get some money from anybody this year GUNOT!!!

  • namus

    yo 50 is a diva.
    str8 bitch…..its funny he use

  • namus

    oh i left my desk i was sayin he talked all that shit bout ja until he became that himself.banks is goin that route too,yayo dosent even matter,he was butt from the door,and buck still keeps it hood.is mop still g-unit?i hope not.and the mobb FUCKED UP signin wit these assholes.

  • carol taylor evans

    10-31-06
    To All you jealous ass people of who is hating on 50, dont get mad at him because he got a break in life, didnt you momma tell you not to hate, that you could have the same thing in life and you go about it. instead of you staying on someone elses computer all day, go out and make some money like he did. stop drinking hater ade. I could tell just the way you talk, you dont even have a GED. you could have the same thing as the next man. he got his, opinions are just like ass holes everyone has one.

  • 50sAsnitch

    50 is a snitch, a btich and a wack as rapper
    BLACK WALLSTREET NIGGA

  • New York Nigga

    do uzc believe everything the gamezc tellsz u

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shamir

    50 fuck luke, he just mad cause he didnt come out wit a hit banger.

  • ghost

    ggggggg unot!

    stop snitchin u fake ass bitch

  • http://xxl Chrone

    First of all fuck GGGunot and 50 bitch
    ass stealin and snitchin to tha cops
    like Cassidy said you workin wit tha law dog you shoulda been a cop this
    bitch ass nigga shoulda been cop not
    no rapper. And Dipset will murda any
    body in G unot any day.

  • KILLA

    GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE U DUMBASS BITCHES…. 50 BETTER THAN ALL YALL WACK ASS NIGGAS… TRUST NO BITCH FEAR NO NIGGA…. 50 AINT SCARED OF NO BODY NIGGA…. I BET YALL HE WOULD MURK ALL YALL NIGGAS JUST LIKE THAT OTHER NIGGA HE MURKED WHEN HE MADE WANGSTA. N IM REPLYIN 2 THAT DUMB BITCH WHO SAID DIP WILL MURDA G UNIT.. NIGGA GET THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK OUTTA HERE NIGGA 50 WILL EAT UP DIPSET N CALL IT DIP-UNIT NIGGA.. FUCK U TALKIN BOUT NIGGA… LLOYD BANKS WILL EAT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THEM NIGGAS ALIVE…… YUNG HOT ROD WILL THRASH ALL THEM NIGGAS… MOP WILL RIPP THEM NIGGAS MOBB DEEP WILL RAPED THEM NIGGAS… WHAT IM TRYNA SAY IS THAT YALL SOME FOLLOWIN ASS BITCHES… YALL ONLY ACTIN ON WHAT YALL HEARD. JUST BCUZ THAT NIGGA GAME SAID HE WAS A SNITCH DONT MEAN 50 A SNITCH…. WHEN THEY SAID GAME WAS A STRIPPER.. YALL AINT SAY SHIT.. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP N GO EAT A MOTHA FUCKIN DICK BITCH

  • Nasty-Nati

    Killa, quit usin Cam’s nickname and get 50′s dick out ya ass. 50 rapin you (no homo). 50 bout as original as a birthday cake (and bout as hard as one too) I just heard this mixtape where he stole Juvenile’s “Ha”, the whole song, he remade (and fucked it all up) Dead Prez’s “Hip-Hop”, what’s next? 50 is a homo. His credibility went out the door the first time he sang on a hook (and he had the nerve to tell Ja quit singin, get the fuck outta here)

    to everybody on here ridin his dick, it aint enough room for yall, it’s too little (no homo)

    Lloyd Banks and Young Buck cool, yayo is no threat, who the fuck is a HOT ROD?, Spider Loc is a Game replacement (and a shitty one at that), and the rest need no mention. G-UNOT!!!!

    P.S. 50 need to retire from rappin and actin, take Slim Shady’s example and go sit behind a desk and focus your G-Unit energy towards Banks and Buck’s projects, get the rest of them lames off your payroll. Bitch.

  • http://XXL Chrone

    First of all let me adress this little
    dick sucking bitch Killa you need to shut you bitch ass up and get off 50
    dick matter fact you should get off everybody dick in G unot ya bitch and
    Dipset will murda anybody in G unot
    nigga fuck you talkin bout and Yung HotRod will get his bitch ass murdered
    to that nigga tryin to rap like 50 bitch ass. And Llyod Banks sucking 50
    dick more than Olivia And M.O.P that
    little bastard and the other fat ass nigga cant even rap thats Jay Z dropped them to bitches. And Mobb Deep
    dick sucking ass dont care if that nigga 50 a snitch those two washed up
    rappers could neva kill dipset nigga Hell Rell and 40cal will mirk them two bitches

  • http://aol buck the world

    killa i’m with you fuck this haters ggggggggg unit

  • http://aol buck the world

    fuck game

  • Big Pun

    50 cent got bitch slapped by the Game. 50 looks like a crack monkey that no one cares for anymore. carma is a bitch 50, what you did to ja rule is now being done to your sorry ass. No one cares for you anymore so stop that garbage music of yours or get bitch slapped by THE GAME

  • IZUSERIOUS

    DA SHIT IS STUPID IF HE WOULDNT OF MADE MILLIONS OFF THE SONG THERE WOULDNT OF BEEN A SUIT.FEEL ME?

  • http://XXL Chrone

    This going out to that nigga buck the world you and killa need to get 50 dick out yall mouf [ no homo ]fuck 50
    and g unot

  • fo’ boy

    Fuck 50,

    These the best niggaz in the game right now

    The Game – Ludacris – T.I. – Juelz Santana – Lil’ Wayne – Sean Price – Lloyd Banks – Killa Cam – Fuck it The Whole ByrdGang nigga – Oh Yeah and Cassidy get well nigga

  • YAY AREA MA

    LIKE I SAID 50 IS FAKE…