Pink N Yellow vs. Black and Yellow
Max Gregory Warren (stage name Maxamillion) has filed lawsuit against Cameron Jabril Thomaz “Wiz Khalifa” for copyright infringement in Pennsylvania Eastern District court. Warren registered his song “Pink N Yellow” and received copyright certification in Feb. 2008 (see exhibit A in complaint below). Listen to Pink N Yellow here Allegedly the tune in Khalifa’s Black and Yellow is derived from the Warren’s melody in Pink N Yellow.
Simply stated once you own the copyright to a musical work, others must get yourr permission before they create a work derived from you work. Here Warren sues Khalifa for deriving “Black and Yellow” from his song without asking him for permission before hand. Subsequently he wants a piece of the profits that Khalifa has earned from the hit song.
A problem I find in this lawsuit is that Warren does not tell us in the complaint how Khalifa heard the song Pink N Yellow. You can rock out to Black and Yellow below and also read the complaint!