Mac Miller Sued For $10 Million Over Sample Used On "Macadelic"
Mac Miller is being sued again for $10M by another plaintiff for illegally sampling his song on Miller's "Fuck 'Em All".
Patrick Berlinquette, stage name Warm Speakers, has filed suit against Mac Miller, Rostrum Records and DatPiff for using his music without his permission.
Though Miller acknowledged that he used Berlinquette's song on Twitter in June, Berlinquette claims that he has not been compensated or properly credited for its usage. "Shout out @warmspeakers for the song we sampled on Fuck Em All," Mac had tweeted..
"[Miller] uses other people's music because it's easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own," reads the complaint. "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 claims he was "irreparably harmed, suffered damage, and defendants have profited in an amount to be determined at trial." He is suing for willful infringement; violation of Copyright Law and New York's General Business Law; and is seeking a permanent injunction. He is also suing for damages and seeks to recoup "no event less than $10 million."
Just last month, Lord Finesse also sued Miller for $10 million, claiming that he used his instrumental from "Hip 2 Da Game" for his track "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza (The Kool Aid Song)" without permission.