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Indian Song Sampled by The Game
Highest Court S.D. Florida
Year Ended 2009
Plaintiffs Record Label(s)
Defendants 50 Cent
Aftermath Records
Interscope Records
Universal Music Group
Warner Bros. Music
Other Game (The)
Short Description Plaintiffs purport to own copyrights to a 1967 Indian song "Baghon Mein Bahar Hai," from the 1969 Indian film, "Aradhana," and allege that Defendants, The Game, his publisher, and record label, sampled a snippet from the song (a barely-audible "na na na" sung by the female lead). While the court found the song did indeed sample Plaintiff's recording, Plaintiff could not show ownership of the copyrights, and regardless, Defendant's use was so short, and the final song sounded so completely different from the sample recording, the court held for Defendants. - LSW

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Common Law Rights
    Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination
  Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights

Opinions Saregama India Ltd. v. Mosley
687 F.Supp.2d 1325
S.D. Florida , December 23, 2009 ( No. 08-20373-Civ )

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Warner Bros. Music ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
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Copyrights / Infringement / Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights

S.D. Florida (highest court)

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