Jay-Z Sued Over "Decoded" Book For Copyright Infringement, Invasion Of Privacy
A man named Patrick White claims that portions of his work were lifted.
Jay-Z has been sued over his book Decoded, which was released in 2010.
According to AHH, a man named Patrick White claims that portions of the book were lifted from him after his laptop was stolen in 2009.
“In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded which was released in 2010,” said White in the suit, which was filed on June 13th.
The hand-written lawsuit asserts that the book “contains various expressions/colors/phrases, which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-author, I got no reply.”
White is suing Jay-Z, Dream Hampton and Random House for copyright infringement and invasion of privacy.