Rapper 50 Cent has been sued by Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders for allegedly stealing a sample snippet of his band’s song, Love Gonna Pack Up And Walk Out without permission, for the song Redrum, which he released online for free…
Fiddy argues that because he didn’t charge for the track, he does not have to abide by copyright laws. REALLY?
The suit reads:
“Fifty Cents [sic] has not denied the infringement, but appears to be basing his defense solely on a frivolous and immaterial claim that the illegal version is not being commercially exploited, but is given away for free.”
Robert Poindexter via the lawsuit is asking for an unknown amount of statutory damages and $600,000 in punitive, plus interest.