Friday, November 25, 2011

Kanye West Addresses Lawsuit


Kanye West's legal advisors submitted a brief addressing a lawsuit filed by a man named Vincent Peters, who claims West stole Peters' idea for his hit “Stronger.” The rapper cites German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in an effort to convince the court of appeals to uphold the dismissal of Peters' claim.
"it would create a dangerously low threshold for establishing copyright protection over otherwise commonplace words and phrases," wrote West's attorney, Carrie Hall.
Peters' claims West's hit borrows from his own 2006 song, which he says he gave to West's business manager, John Monopoly. Both songs quote Nietzsche's “That which does not kill us makes us stronger." The original case was dismissed earlier this year. .

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

SMH some need that #15minutesOfFame no matter how they get it

Anonymous said...

black folks being saying this phrase 4 generation, dude must really out of touch with reality

Anonymous said...

"Black folk been sayin this 4 generations" out of touch? Tht u are..bout most ignorant shit ive read in a min.. the dude tht started this phrase died in 1900 & was white

nhdb86 said...

He never said that black ppl started the phrase. He was clearly tryin to make a point that this is a phrase used frequently in the black community

Anonymous said...

no one is saying that black folks started the phrase, theyre saying black folks have been saying it for a long time

Anonymous said...

So has the other 10+ races.. its copyright reguardless who says it n whn they started sayn it.

Anonymous said...

How are you going to sue someone else for the words that you stole from Nietzsche??? "Wait a minute, Kanye, it was my idea to rip off Nietzsche, first." And most black folks don't know that was a quote from Nietzsche, I'll be you can find some who swear it was from the Bible. (I'm black - so I can say that!!)