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Jay Z’s copyright infringement lawsuit dismissed

Rapper Jay Z has emerged victorious in his copyright infringement and royalties lawsuit after a judge dismissed the case.
Dwayne Walker filed legal papers against the Empire State of Mind hitmaker, his former business partner Damon Dash, and executives at Universal Music Group in 2012, demanding $7 million (£5.4 million) in unpaid royalties over the use of the Roc-A-Fella Records logo, which he claims he was hired to create in 1995.
On Monday (26Sep16), U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter dismissed the case due to a lack of evidence.
“This leaves only plaintiff’s own self-serving testimony that he drafted the contract, that he and Dash signed it, and that he lost track of it in 1998,” the judge wrote in his ruling. “This testimony alone is not enough.”
Walker is planning to appeal the judge’s ruling, according to Reuters.

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