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Chris Liggio Says Rapper Sampled His Work
6:00AM ET September 22nd, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company

Jim Jones Sued By Producer

Rapper Jim Jones is being sued by producer Christopher R. Liggio for allegedly sampling a copyrighted song without being granted permission. Liggio claims that Jones and other music companies, including Entertainment One, Sally Ruth Esther Inc., Universal Music Publishing, Songs of Universal Inc. and Pookitoots LLC used the song "Changing the Locks/Disco Rabbit" without authorization.

The song "Changing the Locks" features Liggio's composition and the original vocal from Jones and R&B singer Ashanti. Liggio claims he was not contacted, but was given a co-author and producer credit in the song's liner notes. He's demanding $150,000 for the use of the copyrighted composition and $150,000 for use of the copyrighted sound recording, in addition to attorneys' fees and costs.

This is the second major lawsuit Jones has faced this year. He was sued in February by two women who claimed they were featured in his video "Summertime" topless without giving their consent.

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