Jay-Z Slapped With Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Decoded' Book


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The husband of Beyonce Knowles is claimed to have copied Patrick White's writing for the 2010 song book.

Jay-Z is facing a copyright-infringement lawsuit. In the legal documents, the Roc Nation founder is accused by a man named Patrick White of stealing portions of his writing and using them without his consent on 2010's book "Decoded".

White claimed his laptop was stolen 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," he explained in the hand-written lawsuit.

He continued his accusation, "The book [Decoded] contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work." He additionally stated as quoted by AllHipHop, "After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply."

White filed the paperwork in United States District Court on June 13. In addition to suing Jigga, he named publishers Dream Hampton and Random House as defendants. He's suing for copyright infringement and invasion of property.

"Decoded" itself is a song book of Jay-Z's self-penned verses that he has recorded during his career. In one of the pages in the book, he explained that his single "99 Problems" was inspired by his encounter with a police, during which he refused to let the officer search his car.

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