Thursday, 21 June 2012
Jay Z sued For Copyright Infringement in 2010 Bestseller ‘Decoded’
American Hip-hop heavyweight Sean ‘Jay Z’ Carter is facing a lawsuit for allegedly using the works of writer illegally in his 2010 bestselling book ‘Decoded’.
According to Patrick White who filed the handwritten lawsuit on June 13, portions of Jaz Z’s books were taken from his laptop which was stolen in 2009.
“In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded which was released in 2010”, White says.
“The book contains various expressions/colours/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply”, he added.
Co-authors of the book, Dream Hampton and Random House were also fingered in the lawsuit which White says is for copyright infringement and invasion of property.
Neither Jay Z nor his management has made a statement concerning the lawsuit.