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.

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25 Comments

  • ThaKritic

    Its sad to see that recently my favorite rappers articles are all about bullshit.. no music.. aside from the niggaz in paris frenzee.. give us some musical articles about the guy... This site is called HIPHOPdx no?

  • Anonymous

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  • BK

    Damn Jay stans must be hurting how this nigga fell off...anyway it's a dead heat as to who's stock has nose dive to oblivion.

  • EmmyC

    A handwritten lawsuit??? Hah...

  • Anonymous

    Jay-Z stole my desktop computer in 1996 which had my rhymes stored on there and put them on Reasonable Doubt. I'm suing.

  • the_truth

    Is this guy really suing for expressions, colours and phrases? aren't expressions and phrases the same thing? he wants to sue for colours? like "jay-z says blue in his book...i ve been saying blue for Mad years"

    • wolfman

      Don't jump ahead without facts. For all you know, the art that is splattered all over that book could be distinct copies of his work.

  • Anonymous

    That's right......you read it correctly, this fool submitted a hand written lawsuit. Lets see how seriously the court takes this clown

  • Anonymous

    "Voletta Wallace is going to sue Jay-Z for using way too much Biggie rhymes" Phrases in songs aren't copyrighted. Plus don't you think it woul be hard to prove to a judge that Jay was jacking BIG? All he would have to say was he was paying tribute.

  • Fuck Marcy

    Jay-Z is wack, therefore, he deserves to die.

    • oaland187

      fuck marcy is a weak ass human being wishing death upon people cause they are wack? people like you dont deserve to live.

    • Mr. Harris

      Well, F@#! Marcy, that just makes you a dumbass, and since I personally feel all dumbasses should die, be sure to send me an invitation to your funeral.

    • Fuck Marcy

      ^^^^^^ Girl ass nigga on HHDX when we don't like someone we wish death upon they if you disagree get fucked and die slow faggot.

    • M.A.

      I agree that Jay-Z is fucking terrible, but that's no reason to wish death upon him fuck nigga.

  • When I Walk, Pay Attention

    This nigga just suing for the attention. Seriously. Ain't no way he's gonna win the lawsuit.

  • dentladamboy

    Voletta Wallace is going to sue Jay-Z for using way too much Biggie rhymes. She's gonna wipe him out clean. Jay-Z will be sopported by Beyonce when Mrs. Wallace is done suing him.

  • Anonymous

    Jay looks goofy as fuck in that picture.

  • MV

    What kind of evidence is this guy using? I think I had a notepad stolen a few years ago that had rhymes similar to those in the blueprint 3. Cut my check.

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