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Def Jam Rapstar developers sued over disputed song rights

Eurogamer:

The developers responsible for 2010 music title Def Jam Rapstar are being sued by record label EMI for allegedly failing to clear the rights to tracks featured in the game.

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THILLREBORN2424d ago

hahahaha that's rich you would think all that stuff would be taken care of um I don't know before it launched lol

KrimsonKody2424d ago

Contracts with music companies can be very detailed & difficult. Depending on the songs used, the music label may have rights to the song, but don't issue royalties to that artist anymore. & to deepen the situation, that artist can then request $, for the usage of the song. Not to mention the multiple artists that may be involved. Things like that would cost the music label $.

"& they don't want that,-Nooooo!"
(Jay-Z_Takeover)

But it could just be a case of "no, you can't use that song".
However;
Damn! 54 tracks? I thought maybe a handful or so.
That's heist.