Kanye West Wins Lawsuit Over 'stronger' Lyrics
In 2010, Kanye West was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over the hook of his 2007 single, ‘Stronger’. Now in a recent report from AllHipHop it has been reported that the courts have ruled in favour of the Chi-town rapper. The original lawsuit saw producer Vincent Peters sue Kanye as the rapper allegedly stole portions of the lyrics from a song that Peters was working on…
Judge Diane Wood said that the idiom from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" has been quoted in a host of different songs and cannot be used under the rules of the copyright law.
Judge Diane Wood's ruling said "although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century.”
Further, the ruling states, "We are not persuaded that the similarities alleged by Vince P rise to the level of copyright infringement."
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)