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Repeat Infringer Will.I.Am and Black Eyed Peas Settle Plagiarism Case

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When will musicians learn to stop ripping off other artists? Will.I.Am needs to learn this lesson well.

As we've mentioned before, Will's been accused several times of ripping off music from other artists.

One of the recent accusations deals with a song by musician Adam Freeland titled Mancry, which somehow had a piece of it ending up in Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas' song Party All The Time

You can check out the "sampling" of Mancry in the BEP's song HERE.

According to reports, BEP member and producer Will.I.Am was at an event last year where Freeland performed this song in question.

But good news for Freeland. The musician has settled with repeated song plagiarizer Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas.

Freeland posted the following message on his Facebook page today, stating "Just settled w/ Black eyes Peas who ripped off Mancry. If you see me in the next wk say 'Party all the time' I'll buy you a beer. Woo hoop!"

Looks like they paid him out a large amount for stealing his music!

Congrats to Freeland.

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38 comments to “Repeat Infringer Will.I.Am and Black Eyed Peas Settle Plagiarism Case”

  1. smodo says – reply to this


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    can't stand him



  2. 2

    NOTICE HE HASNT SETTLED YOUR CASE, FATSO MARIO. HE KNOWS IT'S A SLAM DUNK AND CHARGES WILL BE THROWN OUT. TKO!!! +1.



  3. 3

    Used to be, when you stole something and were found guilty, you lost a hand. I think if we returned to that kind of punishment, people might think twice about stealing. Taking someone's money doesn't teach them anything. They have more money. Will always make more. Will continue to do what allows them to make more money.
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    LIKE STEAL SONGS.



  4. 4

    Don't be too obvious that you have sour grapes towards Will I Am, maybe he will do you a huge favor and sample sliimy and then you two can make money off the BEP's who have the talent to sell records unlike any of your terrible artists.

  5. buck says – reply to this


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    i thought ManCry was what Hilton did after he got his eye dotted by Will.I.Am for calling him a phaggot.



  6. 6

    Good… it's about time that asshole pays up for ripping off other REAL artists who can come up with their own shit.



  7. 7

    Re: xcalibur – -
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    actually just today, the one case against the manager ended - all the manager had to do was apologize (and he insulted Perez quite smoothly when doing so) - you lose Fatboy!
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    oh yes - the civil case is still going on - the reason for this is the "emotional trauma" suffered by fatboy - in the U.S., this might have a chance - in Canada the judge will look at Fatboy's lame little site for five minutes and then throw his fat ass out of the courtroom for wasting taxpayer money (and probably make him pay him for the court fees, both his and the BEP's, they can do that in Canada if it is found the person filing the suit did so for frivilous reasons)
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  8. dq says – reply to this


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    Hey Perez, I am a big fan. But, really, in the interests of full disclosure you really ought to include a reference to your own settlement with BEP mgmt today. Its your site/show so I guess you don't have to but it would be appropriate as a journalist for you to do so. (and I do believe you are a journalist) Also, it is debatable in music circles as to whether sampling in hip hop is actually stealing. The BEP ought to have licensed the rights to use part of the other artist's song - at least they didn't make the original artist go to court to get what he was owed.



  9. 9

    This has been going on for years now with rap songs. It's about time that the thieves get called out on it.



  10. 10

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    funny how you print this story the DAY that your sad little case against the BEP's manager ended up in failure - how does that 'apology' make you feel? all warm and fuzzy? remember how you went on and on about how he was going to JAIL and how he was going to PAY???? the BEP's are all having a glass of champagne and LAUGHING at how lame and stupid you are
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    your civil case will fail, no Canadian judge will award you anything for "emotional distress" when they see the slander you dump on this site every day - plus they will insult you roundly for wasting the taxpayer's time - we can only hope they ban you from Canada for life
    -



  11. 11

    this from the guy with a website who steals stories and "exclusives" from other sites….nice try you fat pig….still bitter you got yo ass beat in Canada?

  12. jaxfl says – reply to this


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    Who the hell is Adam Freeland? Never heard of the guy.



  13. 13

    Arent you notorious for ripping off pictures from other photo agencies? The only reason perez started drawing on the photos is so he can claim them as parody and weasel out of paying. So you can STFU on this one.



  14. 14

    FAT MARIO, ROGER FRIEDMAN HAS ACCUSED YOU MANY TIMES OF STEALING HIS STORIES AND POSTING THEM ON THIS LOSER SITE. HOW ABOUT SOURCING YOUR STUPID POSTS FOR A CHANGE??? YEA, HYPOCRITE MUCH???



  15. 15

    Careful, Mario. Your sister is going to get the crap beat out of you again!

  16. Laury says – reply to this


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    I'd be careful if I were you, Perez. Unless you want another black eye of course.



  17. 17

    Sooo glad they beat your ass!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!



  18. 18

    Re: ba-buttons – haha!! Love it!!!



  19. 19

    Team Will.I.Am. Still.



  20. 20

    Re: ba-buttons – and he bans most comments regarding it, or at least did



  21. 21

    mad love for adam freeland!



  22. 22

    Re: ba-buttons – Dropping the case today was the Crown Prosecutor's way of saying "we think Perez Hilton is an idiot too and believe he deserved to be punched" so how do we dispense with this foolish charge in the simplest way possible. They threw out the frivolous charge when Polo volunteered to write the following apology: 'I apologize for what I did on June 22 of 2009, even though you engaged in highly offensive comments, including a homophobic slur to my clients, I acknowledge that these kinds of issues should not be resolved through a physical response." He also agreed to donate C$500 to charity.
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    I'll pay a $1000 - may I have two swings?



  23. 23

    Much love 4 the BEP!!!!!!!!



  24. 24

    PARTY ALL THE TIME!!!



  25. 25

    Mario,
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    You absolutely deserved FAR WORSE than the little bitch tap you got.
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    And then you cried forever like a whiny little girl.
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    Shame on you.
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    You had it coming.
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    KARMA, Mario. Karma.



  26. 26

    How funny that you never reported on the BEPs monster success this year! Hmmm …



  27. 27

    hip artists "borrow" samples all the time. u "borrow" stories from sites all the time. can anyone tell me the differance. where is the post about your case against their manager being thrown out. now thats news



  28. 28

    Re: zach swan – what did you say Wil.I.Am?



  29. 29

    PEREZ WILL KICK WILL,IAM'S ASS.PEREZ HAD HIS PETE WENTZ NINJA OUTFIT ON YESTERDAY AND WAS READY TO KICK HIS ASSSSSSSS!!



  30. 30

    stop being so biased perez!! just because his mgr punched you out for being a dick…doesnt mean you have to cry like a bitch again!!



  31. 31

    i hate this douche but perez does exactly what this hack does as well. You steal photos and stories from other websites all the time. So quit acting holier than though you fat, ugly pig.



  32. 32

    Ripping from other artist is the circle of music evolution. So, it´s normal! It will never be ending. Lady Gaga does`it too. Little bit "Boney M" in "Pokerface". The sound from Bad Romance is actually "italien progressive Techno" from the 90´s! And the Headmaster of this sound are "Mauro Picotto", "Mario Piu" and "Gigi D'Agostino". And the most similar close song is "Alejandro" with, "All that she wants" from "Ace of Base"! So, nobody is innocent! But i like´d and see it, as a gift for the next generation!!! Greet´s from germany!



  33. 33

    Your a little bitter Mario?



  34. 34

    Re: umyeah

    Hahah YES!!!



  35. 35

    Omgg. At first glance at this entry I thought, "Wtf, why is Perez blogging about some homeless dude". Wow.. lmao.



  36. 36

    i hope you get your ass beat again :)



  37. 37

    Back eyed peas are rubbish. Smacking you in the head was magic. Best thing they ever did.



  38. 38

    Well you are only ”famous” because you talk about celbs. Can you record anything? Have you sold any albums? No, maybe you sell tshirts and stuff but thats about it. Face it Perez..you deserved a black eye. And Fergie isn't ugly :P