Lawsuits filed against celebrities are a dime a dozen. But we never thought we’d see a handwritten lawsuit, let alone one filed against Jay-Z. AllHipHop.com reports a lawsuit was filed on June 13 against the rapper/entrepreneur/author claiming parts of Decoded were stolen. Wait just a minute. Decoded is a book where Jay decodes some of his own songs. Allegedly stealing material to write a book about your own tracks doesn’t quite add up.
Per AllHipHop.com the lawsuit was filed by Patrick White in the United States District Court, Central District. He’s suing for copyright infringement and invasion of property and claiming his laptop in 2009 was stolen, which contained his personal work. In the lawsuit White says he was shocked to see parts of Decoded that were similar to the book he was working on. “The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work,” White claims in the lawsuit. How would Jay or his camp have gotten his laptop? Does he know anyone involved? Does he have a backup copy of the excerpts that were allegedly plagiarized? All rhetorical questions, but ones worthy of asking nonetheless. If we had to decode this case we’d say it will soon disappear.
EXCLUSIVE: Jay-Z Sued Over Book “Decoded” [AllHipHop.com]
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