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Chris Brown And Sony Music Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For 2017 Hit Single ‘Privacy’


Chris Brown is currently facing his reportedly second lawsuit of the year as he’s recently been hit with a copyright infringement order for his hit 2017 single Privacy !

According to Hip Hop DX , Greensleeves Publishing is suing Chris and Sony Music upon accusations that he stole pieces from the legendary 1997 dancehall single “Tight Up Skirt” by Red Rat and user it for his own song.

Official court documents published in New York City state that the Greensleeves, “owns and administers exclusive music publishing rights in the United States” for ‘Tight Up Skirt’

They are also alleging that Chris,” took the core musical feature” of the song and “used it prominently” in “Privacy,” and “without permission”

The documents also pinpoint the similarities in the forwarded lyrics. Red sang back in 1997, the line, “Hey you girl inna di tight upskirt,” and Chris sings in 2017, “Hey you girl without a tight upskirt.”

The complaint indicates that the lyric used is “a focal point” in “Privacy” solely because the song has “a very spare instrumental accompaniment.”

Reports read that Greensleeves is currently seeking $500,000 in damages and over $1,000,000 for “the gains, profits, and advantages [Brown and SME] have obtained as a result of their acts of copyright infringement.” Additionally, the publishing company wants an injunction preventing the defendants from creating, promoting, or selling “any materials that are substantially similar to the copyrighted work.”

Cousins what are your thoughts on this?

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