Eight years after the album was release of their album De Stijl, The White Stripes are now being sued by a Canadian talk show host for $70,000 over the use of a 10 second sample allegedly taken from her radio show. To add insult to injury, the plaintiff claims that by using the sampling voice on a public radio show, her privacy was violated. I definitely think original artists should be appropriately credited and paid for their work, but I think most of us would agree that this smells like a clear cut case of an ordinary Joe smelling a quick payday. This of course leads to the question of the day, which is… are sampling lawsuits getting out of control and what should be considered a reasonable use? Check the story
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