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Drake Playboy Lawsuit Claims Copyright Infringement Over “Best I Ever Had” Sample
June 28, 2010, 5:29 pm
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Drake’s in hot water over his hit single “Best I Ever Had.”The hip-hop sensation has been sued by Playboy Enterprises for what they claim is a copyright infringement in his Summer 2009 breakout hit.

The lawsuit, filed against Drake, Cash Money Records, Universal Music Group and Universal Music Group  Distribution, asserts that the song illegally samples Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds’ 1975 ballad “Fallin’ In Love,” the rights of which are owned by Playboy.

Compare the songs below:

“Each Defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording [‘Fallin’ in Love’] was protected by copyright. Each Defendant continues to infringe upon Plaintiff’s right in and to the copyrighted sound recording,” court documents read.

Playboy Enterprises wants an injunction that would halt the sale and distribution of the song, which would effectively take Drake’s So Far Gone EP off the market, or at least cause the label to re-release it without the song.

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