Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Nini Sues Lexus!
Nini has put out a 100,000 dollar lawsuit against one of the biggest car brands in the world LEXUS. The lawsuit is for a recent new commercial by Lexus introducing a new 2o13 model and they use the instrumental to her song "Riding" and they used it without entering into a contract or even asking her permission. The lawsuit is scheduled for a hearing as early as next week, unless Lexus offers to settle out of court, but in the meantime, here's what the company owner had to say>"We had no intentions on copying or plagiarizing anything, we edited her voice out and kept only the instrumental of the song that way we wouldn't be committing copyright, the song is not there for us to make money, that's what our cars are for, we are not trying to make money off of the song being in the commercial we are trying to make money off of the new model car that was on the commercial so we wouldn't expect to see any profit from the song anyway, if anything we hope to see profit from the car" One thing that Lexus doesn't understand though, is that even if they edit her voice out, its still her beat so that still is committing copyright, just in a different way, if Nini didn't say that her beats can used for commercial purposes or non-exclusive rights, then that makes it ILLEGAL and obviously Nini is not about to have someone use her stuff without her permission, and we back her up on this one. Check back later for more info on this story