Justice Blatantly Rips Off Samples

French dance gurus Justice offered a little lawyer-bait in an interview with MTV, revealing that they didn’t bother to clear many of the samples they used on their debut album, Cross

Speaking to MTV, Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay confirmed what many fans have suspected for a while when they said: “we sample really small bits of things that nobody can recognise”.

“If you listen to Genesis, the first track, there are samples of Slipknot, Queen and 50 Cent, but they are such short samples no one can recognise them. The ones from Slipknot, for example, are just tiny bits of the voice.”

Justice did make sure that the obviously lifted material was legit. “On the album, we used three big samples that we had to clear,” they confirmed.

It’s safe to assume that they didn’t clear their statements with their lawyer, either.

18 thoughts on “Justice Blatantly Rips Off Samples

  1. Ya, there’s always the risk, but in theory that should be fine.

    From what I understand, the spirit of the copyright laws is that you can’t sample anything that is clearly important to the original work.

    So, if they sampled 50 cent saying “Go Go Go Go Shorty” from In Da Club, they’d probably have to get that cleared, since it’s such a fundamental sound byte to the original song.

    If they sampled a Brian May power chord from a Queen album, maybe that chord/sound by itself isn’t vital to the original work – no worries there.

  2. So Justice is sampling 50 Cent? They should try harder, I mean REALLY-
    First they get busted for faking it onstage, now it seems that don’t even try in the studio! Who the hell signed these posers? Justice Sucks,
    just like all ‘christian rock’. (Justice claims to be xian on their myspace,
    but they are probably faking that too.)

  3. srsly? ed banger records. who justice blew the fuck up with all the hype surrounding them. smartest move ed banger ever made. and YHBT, you idiot. you didn’t get the obvious joke and now the whole internet knows. moron.

  4. Fuck you. Justice is god. just because they sample shit doesn’t have anything to do with how good of musicians they are. Whats the point of bitching about it? They’re Ed Bangers most successful artists for a reason. they make incredible music sampling or not.

  5. 50 cent samples more shit than justice and i guarantee hes not clearing all those small samples the ho could get from old 70s funk songs that no one remembers.. but its all good cuz theres so much music now that it really doesnt fucking matter what your music sounds like cuz most likely theres a second of your song that matches some other second.. but not the whole song and what it means..

  6. 50 cent samples more shit than justice and i guarantee hes not clearing all those small samples the ho could get from old 70s funk songs that no one remembers.. but its all good cuz theres so much music now that it really doesnt matter what your music sounds like cuz most likely theres a second of your song that matches some other second.. but not the whole song and what it means..

  7. yeah i got lots of trouble understanding what the big deal is? their genius comes from what they do with those samples, not the samples themselves
    and besides, most people do it – and much worst/ look at fucking tiesto for starters

  8. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

  9. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

  10. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

  11. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

  12. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

  13. Everyone complaining about samples doesn't understand how sample-based music works. Go look up the Avalanches or DJ shadow. Or, if you're feeling edgy, Girl Talk. Girl Talk uses very easily recognizable sample sources and nobody complains.

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