• Posts Tagged ‘sampling’

    Copyright and Egyptian Law

    by  • October 26, 2015 • copyright • 1 Comment

    Jay-Z’s win in a copyright infringement suit has been widely reported. Jay-Z obtained a license to use an Egyptian work written by Baligh Namdi called “Khosara, Khosara” in “Big Pimpin”: Namdi’s heir, Fahmy, sued Jay-Z claiming that “Big Pimpin” was an unlawful derivative work, infringing both the moral and economic rights in Khosara, Khosara....

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    Moral Rights versus Economic Rights

    by  • June 7, 2011 • copyright, moral rights

    Fahmy v. Jay-Z is a cautionary story about music sampling.  Not the usual one, about to what extent sampling may be a fair use or may require a license, but rather what kind of rights sampling implicates. Fahmy was the successor in interest to the copyright in the composition and music recording of an...

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