Shalom Life | January 25, 2015

Mac Miller Being Sued For $10mil… AGAIN

The Pittsburgh rapper is slapped with a second lawsuit for sampling without permission

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 3rd, 2012 in Culture » Music » News

Mac Miller Being Sued For $10mil… AGAIN

Last month, ‘Blue Slide Park’ rapper, Mac Miller, was slapped with a $10mil lawsuit by hip-hop legend, Lord Finesse, for sampling his work without permission.

Now, Patrick Berlinquette aka Warm Speakers is suing Miller for a second $10mil for sampling his song ‘The World Around You’ on ‘Fuck em All’ from the ‘Macadelic’ mixtape.

Warm Speakers claims that Miller did not seek permission to sample his song that was copyrighted in 2011.

Sampling laws are a hot topic these days, with every genre of music from hip-hop to rock using small tidbits from previously recorded songs. Despite the general consensus that samples can be used (with or without permission), Warm Speakers believes he can win this case.

In Warm Speakers’ lawsuit, he claims:

"[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own...."Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free."

Mac Miller did not think he would need permission to sample the song. In fact, he sent a shout out to Warm Speakers via Twitter earlier this summer.

“Shout out @WarmSpeakers for the song we sample on Fuck Em All,” @MacMiller tweeted.

Perhaps Mac will learn something from all of this… if you don’t seek permission for stealing people’s work, you could be $20mil in the hole.

Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] TrendingSeth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes TrendingDrake Bailed on His Father’s New Musical Endeavor Drake Bailed on His Father’s New Musical Endeavor Trending
 

Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

Calls from Jewish leaders come in the wake of Hyper Cacher attack near Paris

Read More

Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015 | By JNS.org
Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi cites Israeli "occupation" as reason for the rise in anti-Semitism

Read More

Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

January 23, 2015 | By Ynet News
Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

The beauty queen was heavily criticized by the Arab world after appearing in a photo with Doron Matalon

Read More

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

The band is hitting 34 cities across North America.

Read More

Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

Maria Bamford and Judd Apatow also share experiences.

Read More

Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

'The Interview' actor explains the intention of his controversial tweet

Read More

Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

The Facebook CEO is, again, the subject of Brooklyn-based KATSU's art

Read More

Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

January 22, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

Abdul is making her return to reality television on Fox.

Read More

More Headlines