Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jay-Z sued memoir plagiarism

Jay-Z sued memoir plagiarism, Jay-Z sued by author, An author is suing hip hop mogul Jay-Z, saying the rapper plagiarized part of his 2010 book 'Decoded'.He has not yet responded to the allegation.

Jay-Z has been sued by author Patrick White for lifting portions of his writing and using them as his own in the rapper’s best-selling book ‘Decoded’. In a case filed on June 13 in Los Angeles, White accused the 42-year-old of plagiarism. “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,” the New York Daily quoted White as claiming in the handwritten lawsuit.

“The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases which correlates to my work. “After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply,” he added. According to, White is also including co-author Dream Hampton and Random House publishing in the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.

The rapper’s 2010 bestseller is a collection of lyrics and the story behind their meanings. White is seeking damages for copyright infringement and invasion of property.

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