A judge recently ruled in the favor of Kanye West regarding a two years old copyright infringement lawsuit against Kanye West.
Vincent Peters claimed West copied portions of his 2006 song “Stronger”. West’s 2007 song by the same name, as well as Peters’ song both reference 19th century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche’s idiom: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
All Hip Hop reports, Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the G.O.O.D. Music rapper.
Wood found that “although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century.”
Judge Wood concluded the court was “not persuaded that the similarities alleged by Vince P rise to the level of copyright infringement.”
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