Hova is safe for now!
U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder just dismissed a copyright infringement case that was brought against rapper Jay Z after a weeklong case.
The nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi brought a lawsuit against the 45-year-old rapper as well as Timbaland because he used part of Hamdi’s song Khosara Khosara in Big Pimpin‘.
Snyder dismissed the case after Timbaland testified and said he believed they had the rights to use the Egyptian song. The judge ultimately ruled that the heir didn’t have the authority to sue Jay Z over the song.
However, after the ruling came down, Pete Ross, the lawyer for the heir of Egyptian composer, said they will appeal the ruling and that he thought the judge’s ruling was “completely wrong.”
Though neither Jay nor Timbaland appeared in court, their attorneys were both obviously pleased with the outcome of the case.
There may still be another chapter in this story with the appeal, but based on this ruling, we wouldn’t be surprised if it fell flat!
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