EMI sues Def Jam Rapstar video game creators

EMI sues Def Jam Rapstar video game creators

The complaint lists 54 infringed songs in total and demands $150,000 for each, according to Billboard.biz.

Def Jam Rapstar developers 4mm Games and Terminal Reality are both co-defendents in the lawsuit and were both notified about the publisher's need to account for royalties but no action was taken, according to EMI.

EMI is asserting only part-ownership in most of the allegedly infringed works: It claims 10% ownership of DJ Khaled's I'm So Hood, 16% ownership of MIMS' This Is Why I'm Hot and 30% of Lil Wayne's Got Money.

It also claims that some of its sound recordings were infringed in the game including Daft Punk's Harder Better Faster Stronger, which was sampled and used by Kanye West in his hit song Stronger.


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