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Fahmy v. Jay-Z

An heir of the Egyptian composer who arranged the 1957 song, Khosara Khosara (you might recognize it), cannot sue American rappers who borrowed the tune, says the Ninth Circuit, taking a peek at Egyptian law. The heir had sold the rights to the song but claimed a continued and inalienable moral right under Egyptian law to object to “offensive” uses of the song.


Tags: 2018, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Ninth Circuit

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