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'Big Pimpin' copyright claim heading to court in October

Fahmy claims that the record company that licensed 'Khosara Khosara,' the song that was sampled on the famous Jigga track did not have the authority to do so.

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The 'Big Pimpin' copyright infringement claim by Osama Ahmed Fahmy is heading to court on October 13, 2015.

Osama Ahmed Fahmyis suing Jay Z over a sample used in his hit track song 'Big Pimpin' produced by Timbaland.

Fahmy claims that the record company that licensed 'Khosara Khosara,' the song that was sampled on the famous Jigga track did not have the authority to do so.

Timbaland got the rights to sample the song from EMI Arabia. EMI Arabia had a deal with Egyptian record label Sout el Phan that Fahmy licensed the song to.

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Speaking on behalf of his client, Keith Wesley of Browne George Ross said "that’s the real problem here. Sout el Phan EMI Arabia, you can use it, but you can't go out and give away rights to someone else."

Fahmy also states that EMI Arabia’s rights to 'Khosara Khosara' expired in 2007.

Fahmy, claims to be an heir of “Khosara Khosara” composer Baligh Hamdy, and argues that his 'moral rights' were not considered when the song was sampled.

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