Whitecat 31st May 2016 01:04 PM
Kraftwerk Lose Court Fight Over Sampled Song - Yahoo Finance UK
'Kraftwerk Lose Court Fight Over Sampled Song' on Yahoo Finance UK. Kraftwerk have lost a 19-year-long copyright battle against an artist who had sampled a two-second drum sequence from one of their songs. The electronic group's lead singer had claimed elements of their 1977 song Metal On Metal had been stolen and used in Sabrina Setlur's 1997 release Nur Mir, which translates into English as Only Me. Ms Setlur, along with producer Moses Pelham, had argued the initial verdict infringed their artistic freedom - not least because sampling is a common practice in the hip-hop genre.