Friday, August 23, 2013
Cash Money Records, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross Among Those Named In Batiste Brothers Lawsuit
The lawsuit mentions songs like "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled and T-Pain's "Booty Wurk" as selections that illegally used work from The Batiste Brothers.
In addition to Cash Money Records, several other publishing companies and record labels were included in the lawsuit, including Def Jam and RCA/Jive.
"Defendants have blatantly poached beats, lyrics, melodies and chords from Plaintiff's songs," the lawsuit says, according to AllHipHop.
"Many of the Defendants songs have been released multiple times, in multiple versions and that each release constitutes an independent act of copyright infringement."
Batiste is seeking damages, which
exceed $100,000,000, according to the lawsuit.
Batiste is also seeking profits from the records mentioned in the lawsuit. Beyond damages and profits, Batiste is also seeking a permanent injunction on use of the music in question without permission and accounting statements.