50 Cent Sued For Copyright Infringement
50 Cent has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for a record off his free LP “The War Angel” which dropped in 2009. TMZ reports that Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders is suing Curtis for using a snippet of their song ‘Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Out’ on his track ‘Redrum’.
More details below.
Robert Poindexter says that 50 Cent feels that since the song was put out for free, he is immune from any copyright claims.
“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.”
He is seeking unspecified statutory damages and an additional $600,000 in punitive damages, plus interest.