Posted by , Dec 9, 2015 at 05:03pm
The Weeknd is getting sued for copyright infringement.

The Weeknd's mega-hit "The Hills" has already amassed nearly half a billion views on YouTube. But did it use an illegal sample? According to a report in The Hollywood ReporterCutting Edge Music Limited is filing a lawsuit against Abel Tesfaye and co, alleging that he and his producers illegally sampled the score from 2013 sci fi film "The Machine."

At the center of the lawsuit is a Twitter DM sent on March 9, over two months before the song was released, from
"The Hills" co-producer Emmanuel "Million Dollar Mano" Nickerson to Tom Raybould, who scored "The Machine." According to the lawsuit filing, which can be read in full here, Nickerson wrote: "I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!"

Guilty or nah?

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The Weeknd Sued Over "The Hills" Sample

The Weeknd is getting sued for copyright infringement.


The Weeknd's mega-hit "The Hills" has already amassed nearly half a billion views on YouTube. But did it use an illegal sample? According to a report in The Hollywood ReporterCutting Edge Music Limited is filing a lawsuit against Abel Tesfaye and co, alleging that he and his producers illegally sampled the score from 2013 sci fi film "The Machine."

At the center of the lawsuit is a Twitter DM sent on March 9, over two months before the song was released, from
"The Hills" co-producer Emmanuel "Million Dollar Mano" Nickerson to Tom Raybould, who scored "The Machine." According to the lawsuit filing, which can be read in full here, Nickerson wrote: "I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!"

Guilty or nah?

[via]

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