Shortly after the buzz about Lord Finesse suing Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller for an instrumental he used on one of his earlier mix tapes K.I.D.S., it looks like someone else is after him too. This time around, Warm Speakers is slapping Mac Miller with a lawsuit for sampling one of their tracks on his song ‘Fuck Em All’ off of his latest project Macadelic. Check out the quote from Warm Speakers below.
“Here we go again: Mac Miller’s being sued for $10 million over a sample used on his Macadelic mixtape. The suit was filed by an artist named Patrick Berlinquette, who also goes by Warm Speakers. He claims that his song “The World Around You,” which was copyrighted in 2011, was stolen by Miller for use on Macadelic’s “Fuck ‘Em All.”
In the complaint, Berlinquette states that “[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own.” It continues: “Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
Berlinquette outlines in the complaint, which also names Rostrum Records and DatPiff, that he is suing for willful infringement and violation of Copyright Law and New York’s General Business Law. He is also seeking a permanent injunction on the track.
Miller actually gave Berlinquette a shout out about the sample this past June on twitter.