Moby is looking a little pissed off! Could it be because he’s getting sued over alleged unlicensed sample use – after 22 years?
According to a Hollywood Reporter article, Moby is being sued by VMG Salsoul, a New York-based disco and funk record label. They say that Moby included unlicensed samples on his 1992 songs, “Next is the E” and “Thousand.”
In a lawsuit filed in California on Monday, the plaintiff claims that both 22-year-old songs include unlicensed samples of “Let No Man Put Asunder” performed by Philadelphia girl group First Choice.
The latest legal action targets Moby (real name: Richard Melville Hall), Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and Knitting Factory Records. The plaintiff demands statutory damages of up to $150,000 for each allegedly willful infringement plus profits and attorneys’ fees.
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