An interesting article courtesy of Sukhdeep Lion Singh.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album, Watch The Throne, was officially released last week. The album has already received a lot of coverage while breaking iTunes sales records at the same time (it sold about 290,000 copies in its first week of release). But the album has now become the focus of a possible law suit due to an uncleared sample used on the track “The Joy”. You can read about the lawsuit here. Sampling has always been a controversial issue for hip-hop artists. Earlier in the year, I wrote an essay on the topic for one of my Intellectual Property Law subject at university. I thought now would be an ideal time to post it up. So here it is…READ MORE