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Pink N Yellow vs. Black and Yellow

4 January 2012 4 Comments

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!

 

 

Max Warren Pink n Yellow v Black and Yellow Wiz Khalifa Pennsylvania easter district

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4 Comments »

  • AG said:

    The rapper in question goes by Maxamillion, and here’s the track he accused Wiz of stealing: http://soundcloud.com/itsyoungase/pink-and-yellow-2

    Follow me @arts_greenhouse

  • CB4 type dudes said:

    I kno them dudes who are sueing Wiz… That dude is nice, but fact is he is a rich cat who lives in the nicest neighborhood in Sharon.. Cat acts gangsta but never even seen the hood… Not hatin, just pointin out the facts… Dudes family literally are millionaires cuz they own the Quaker Steak and Lube restaraunts… CB4 fo real

  • ASE & ZEE said:

    CHECK OUT THE ARTIST THAT ORGINALLY DISTRIBUTED “PINK N’ YELLOW” – ASE & ZEE – SEARCH THEM ON YOUTUBE!!! MORE TALENT THAN JUST THIS SONG…

    http://www.soundcloud.com/itsyoungase

    http://www.twitter.com/youngase
    http://www.twitter.com/flyboiizee

  • nicki said:

    someone needs to look up vanilla ice’s gank of ice ice baby compared to sting’s song…that my friends is infringement!!!!-this wiz crap is just semantics-songs and/or beats/melody is NOTHING alike!!!-brush up on truths and stop trying to ride coat tails

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