JAY Z Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a a case against  JAY Z and Timbaland alleging copyright infringement with regards to their 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’.”

U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder tossed out the case before it reached a jury. The suit was brought by Osama Ahmed Fahmy, the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, who was trying to sue over his uncle’s 1957 song “Khosara Khosara,” which is sampled in “Big Pimpin’.”

Snyder did not provide an in-depth explanation for her decision, but according to The Associated Press she told jurors that she tossed out the case after hearing testimony from Egyptian law experts.


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