U.S. News | Dream Rich Entertainment Sues Meek Mill, Atlantic Records over Lifted Lyrics

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A Philadelphia-based songwriting company, Dream Rich Entertainment has filed a lawsuit in the Pennsylvania Eastern District Court against Meek Mill and Atlantic Records for copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that it controlled songwriter is the lone writer of “100 Summers” and “Cold Hearted II” which was written between June and October 2018.

The plaintiff reportedly said that it owns the tracks copyrights as well as the copyrights associated with several other lyrics that the defendants allegedly lifted without permission or authorization.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendants had access to the lyrics written by the controlled songwriters in early November 2018 and further recorded them for his fourth studio album, Championships, which dropped on November 30th, 2018.

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused lots of damages, confusion, and false designation of origin.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 and others as the court deems fit.

The case is ongoing.

DREAM RICH ENTERTAINMENT LLC v. WILLIAMS et al

Judge: Gene Ek Pratter
Court: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court
Case #: 2:20-cv-02686
Nature of Suit: Copyright
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Case Filed: June 08, 2020
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About Nathaniel Adebayo 507 Articles
Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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