Earlier this year pop star Beyonce filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against her by the estate of late New Orleans Youtube comedian Anthony ‘Messy Mya’ Barre after she sampled one of his videos without permission or compensation.
Beyonce’s motion has been denied…
A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday denied Bey’s motion to dismiss the copyright claim on fair use grounds — but she’s not buying Barre’s argument that the doctrine doesn’t apply to digital sampling of a sound recording.
[Judge] Brown also denied the motion to dismiss Barre’s false endorsement and Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act claims — but did dismiss the claim for unjust enrichment.
The Estate of Anthony Barre is seeking unspecified damages.
The case is ongoing.