Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 2:21 am
After all the funds being recouped for promotional money and other various fees by the label Drake`s pockets definitely does not need this, a massive lawsuit!
Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” hit is reportedly the target in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed this month by Playboy Enterprises.
The suit accuses Drake, Cash Money Records and Universal of Copyright Infringement. The song sampled at the beginning of “Best I Ever Had” is allegedly their song, “Fallin’ In Love,” by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison/Reynolds. The copyright for the music belongs to Playboy Music, Inc. and Plaintiff, Playboy Enterprises, is its successor in interest. Since Playboy claims that the “infringing conduct is continuing and ongoing,” they want the court to issue an injunction, which pretty much means that they want the defendants to stop selling/distributing the song, and to stop making money off of it. Of course, Playboy also wants Drake and his peeps to account for all profits, gains and advantages made off of their song, and they want Drake to pay costs and attorneys’ fees.
Playboy claims Drake and company likely had prior knowledge of the sample.
“[They] knew or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright…” and that “each Defendant continues to infringe upon Plaintiff’s rights in and to the copyrighted sound recording.”
Listen to the sample below: