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Ghanaian Rapper Obrafour Sues Drake $10 Million Lawsuit for Copyright Infringement 'Calling My Name'
Author: Lisa Bennett / 2023-04-19 14:49:51Ghanaian rapper Obrafour has taken legal action against Canadian artist Drake, alleging copyright infringement. Obrafour is seeking at least $10 million in damages for the unauthorized use of his work.
Rapper Obrafour from Ghana has filed a lawsuit against Canadian artist Drake for copyright infringement. According to court documents, Obrafour claims that Drake used a sample of his song «Oye Ohene (Remix)» without permission in track «Calling My Name.»
The lawsuit alleges that Drake had sought permission to use the sample, but was declined. Despite this, the track was released a few days later, without the necessary clearance from Obrafour.
Obrafour is seeking at least $10 million in damages for the unauthorized use of his work. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The case highlights the importance of obtaining proper clearance and permission before using copyrighted material. It also underscores the potential consequences for those who fail to do so. As the case unfolds, it will be interesting to see how it impacts the music industry and copyright law.
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