Thursday, July 27, 2017

Formation Copyright Lawsuit Moving Forward


Earlier this year pop star Beyonce filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against her by the estate of late New Orleans Youtube comedian Anthony 'Messy Mya' Barre after she sampled one of his videos without permission or compensation [click here if you missed that].

Beyonce's motion has been denied...

From Billboard
A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday denied Bey's motion to dismiss the copyright claim on fair use grounds — but she's not buying Barre's argument that the doctrine doesn't apply to digital sampling of a sound recording.
[Judge] Brown also denied the motion to dismiss Barre's false endorsement and Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act claims — but did dismiss the claim for unjust enrichment.
The Estate of Anthony Barre is seeking unspecified damages.

The case is ongoing.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

She and Jay are billionaires right? They can throw the estate a few coins. I'm sick of her stealing and getting over on people.

I troll it like I see it said...

I have to go on youtube to find out who this Messy Mya person is, and they were indeed messy and unfunny. Never the less pay up Bey, your people should know by now you can't just go around taking other people's shit without permission, because if others did it to yo ass, your people would sic lawyers on them. You are not exempt despite your fame.

Anonymous said...

Why not just pay this man's family? When do celebrities just do what's right? You brag about being billionaires but yet you steal someone's voice and refuse to pay?? Paying them would be a lot less than the cost of these lawyers. CROOKS!

Anonymous said...

Looks like she's finally about to get successfully sued for stealing

Anonymous said...

Messy Mya was new orleans legend. He built his brand simply by "being messy" and funny on youtube. He was cute and had everything to look forward to, but in typical New Orleans fashion... when you start shinning there is always someone looking to dim your light. PAY UP BIH and STOP STEALING FROM THOSE WHO ARE NOT KNOWN WORLDWIDE!!!

Anonymous said...

what's interesting the black gays love bey, yet she stays stealing from their culture giving them no credit/compensation. i'm surprised they keep rocking with her as they are usually quick to call out someone exploiting their culture.

Anonymous said...

Gtfoh had it not been for this bitch, me and a helluva lot of other people wouldn't even know who the fuck he was. The family should get their coins from youtube and thank her for introducing him to the world. If she were smart, her lawyers would see how much he made off of his videos per year, double it and call it a day and that's ONLY off of morality!

His voice didn't add shit to the song, take him off of future copies and keep it pushing!

Anonymous said...

How the fuck do you ask for millions when his own voice and videos only made him a thousandaire? Gone some where now!

On the other hand, she should've asked for permission!

Anonymous said...

If this bitch a "billionaire" as she claims, this shouldn't be an issue.
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Oh wait.

Anonymous said...

I am confused, I thought that was BIG FREEDIA's voice??

Anonymous said...

good. she needs to know she cannot just run around doing what she wants. someone needs to stop her from acting and singing....awful....

Just an observation said...

10:10

A thousandaire ???? Get yo ass off of here ... lmao!!! That's a good one!

OOOPS!! said...

Small change, no prob for the Carters

Oh wait, we all ready spent our recording advance

Well, lets call they Live Nation

"Hello Live Nation this is Beyonce, we need sum mone-"....Dial tone

Jaaaaay........!!!!

Just an observation said...

She's so Anna Nicole Smith and not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

Her and her fans are sick and unethical

Anonymous said...

@ 9:56 beyonce must've thought it gave her song some type of extra flavor for her to steal the man's voice for the song. like i said she stays taking from black male gay culture. messy mya big freedia saying slay boy bye yanking her ponytail in the air all black gay culture shenanigans. why not throw a little funds their way. she's a billionaire what would it hurt especially since the man is now deceased it may help his family. i see why bey has made it as long as she has despite mediocre talent her stans morally corrupt as well. smh.

Anonymous said...

The essence of Lemonade is rooted in the culture of Louisiana and included an expression of Louisiana's tragedies i.e. flooding, death and police brutality. The use of Messy Mya's sound/essence in her album is an attest to that cultural appreciation and therefore makes it valuable. The amount of value is determine not just by calculating his YT earnings (which I wrote on here when the lawsuit first hit) but is quantified by her record sells and most particularly the sales from the song featuring MM.
The producers probably figured that no one would care since MM is dead but they were dead wrong. LOL.

Anonymous said...

9:47 The gays worship the ground bey walks on. She does no wrong in their eyes. She could cuss them out and spit on them and they will say "Yes, Bey yes.." or give excuses. Its no wonder she gets away with everything and continues to be "winning" even though she hasnt had a hit in about 10 years. You cant say anything about her until the annoying fleehive start swarming for no reason.

Anonymous said...

I stand by what I said, his voice didn't add shit to that song, the only thing it did was gain him more popularity outside of LA! She should throw them some money but $20 million? Tuh.... Did the bitch even make that off of the album?

Anonymous said...

Will the real Beyonce please stand up? Yeah...Ya know, the one who's supposed to be so creative, talented, trend setting, inventive and original... Certainly not this copy and paste fake Diva who constantly keeps getting accused of and sued for lying, cheating, scheming and stealing. Do y'all know where she at? Cause this fake Beyonce has been making the real Beyonce look real bad. Lol.

Jason Santoro said...

Girl everyone knows this bitch is nothing but a fraud. She was born and raised in Houston Texas, what the fuck does she know about Louisiana??? I have been to New Orleans many years doesn't mean I know shit about the state.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Your comment is dumb as hell. Are we supposed to only know about the states we were raised in? OAN Why did you visit Louisiana (many years) without observing/learning shit about the state?

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure out how you take someones voice and plop it on a song you're going to make millions off of but you can't even give the mans estate any compensation. Beyonce is a vulture. She does this repeatedly but tries to put on this front when caught like she respects artists and their creativity.

Anonymous said...

@956 am. FALSE. A LOT OF PEOPLE KNEW WHO MESSY MYA WAS. I BEEN KNOWING WHO HE WAS. So stop being bitter and hateful and mad because yo girl getting sued again. Lmaooo. Fleahive

FRAUDS AND INDUSTRY PAWNS said...

Does the public NOT connect the dots, Can they not see,

Beyonce and Jay Z have been gettting sued FOR AT THE PAST 10 YEARS back to back for STEALING AND LIEYING.

THIS A MOUNTAIN OF LEGAL DOCUMENTATION POINTING A BIG FAT FINGER AT TWO OF THE LARGEST FRUADS IN MUSIC HISTORY.

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