Aisha v. Madonna Lawsuit
Nick Cannon (Jive/Sony/BMG)
Kelly Clarkson (Jive/Sony/BMG) |
Carrie Underwood (Sony/BMG)
/ Mario (Sony/BMG) |
Daughtry (Jive/Sony/BMG) |
- Madonna's cousin
Danja Madonna's producer
international lawsuits & more
comparative lists of
INFRINGEMENTS LINKS: Beyonce (Jive/Sony/BMG) | Britney Spears (Jive/Sony/BMG) | Nick Cannon (Jive/Sony/BMG) | Kelly Clarkson (Jive/Sony/BMG) | Carrie Underwood (Sony/BMG) / Mario (Sony/BMG) | Daughtry (Jive/Sony/BMG) | Gwen Stefani - Madonna's cousin (Interscope) | Madonna (Warner Bros) | Danja Madonna's producer
COMING SOON: international lawsuits & more comparative lists of artist infringements.
ONE OF BEYONCE'S LABELS' JIVE/SONY/BMG'S VISITS TO THIS WEB SITE BEFORE THE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS OCCURRED WHEN THEY REALLY SHOULDN'T KNOW WHO I AM:
(stole 5 music videos, 5 songs and 1 film "Obsessed")
Beyonce re-released her 2006 "B'Day" album this year (2007). Articles came out in the press that her label SONY was not happy that she had taken her own money to shoot a slew of low budget music videos for the re-release.
Said low budget videos were stolen from my preexisting Copyrighted Catalog. In the only copyright case I've filed, Aisha v. Madonna in 2005, Beyonce's label SONY/BMG were among the defendants. They knew of the copyrights and illegally accessed and used them.
In 2007 Beyonce knew exactly what she was doing and that it broke the law, but believed nothing would come of it if she stole these copyrighted video treatments belonging to me. The damage is extensive, as it is on her CD/DVD B'Day re-release illegally being sold all over the world.
BEYONCE'S BAD LEGAL STANDING: Beyonce has been sued 4 times by different people for copyright infringement. She was sued for stealing the songs "Survivor" "Independent Women" "Baby Boy" and "Still In Love."
She was also slammed by her producer on MTV for taking credit for writing "Crazy In Love" and finding the song sample, when he was the one that wrote the song and saved the sample for two years to use in a project. She was also slammed by Ne-yo on a radio show for taking credit for writing "Irreplaceable" when she did not, he did. For more on Beyonce's damning legal history in stealing people's copyrights click here
THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MY PREEXISTING WORKS AND THE LATER RIP OFFS ARE IN RED FONT
1. Beyonce's 2007 Worldwide Woman is a rip off of my 2001 song Contemporary Girl.
Both songs are about a modern internet woman, emailing, communicating online, flying and driving all over the world, taking charge of her life, while looking for love. The songs are sung in the same key and octave, have the same melodies, rhythm, drumbeat pattern (same snare drum and drum fills). Her 2007 rip off further has the same synth that my song "Contemporary Girl" from years ago has.
My song copyrighted in 2001 (my certificate #PAu2-587-556 April 16, 2001) was the first in music to write about modern working women using computers and the internet and having a jet set life. It was a unique song concept I had and Beyonce ripped it off on several levels, from lyrics to music to melodies. Both songs are about the exact same thing with mutual lyrics and music. Regarding the title, changing it to "Worldwide" Woman is the same as saying "Contemporary" Girl.
2. Beyonce’s 2007 "Welcome to Hollywood" is also a rip off of my June 29, 2006 (certificate #PAu3-062-030) copyrighted song "Hollywood Stinks" and my 2005 copyrighted book "50 Reasons Why Hollywood Stinks." My copyrights predate her rip offs by almost 2 years.
3. Beyonce's 2007 "Greenlight" video
This is a direct rip off of my Contemporary Girl music video copyrighted in April 2001 (my copyright certificate #PAu2-587-556 April 16, 2001). My copyrighted 2001 music video treatment contained scenes, among others, of me playing a white guitar, resting my foot on the amp, playing a guitar keyboard, singing into a silver mic and sitting on the drums, against a white backdrop – all scenes present in Beyonce now 2007 “Greenlight” video 6 YEARS LATER.
Beyonce doesn’t play the guitar or drums, I do, that’s why I wrote it into the video. She looked awkward and uncomfortable feigning playing the guitar and sitting on the drums.
Fans keep complaining that Beyonce’s new videos are cheap and not what she usually does. It is for a reason, I am an indie artist, and therefore I can’t afford expensive videos right now. So, some of what I have written for my Copyrighted Catalog contains low budget indie videos. That's my genre: indie music. I'm not on a major label. Therefore, there are no Beyonce/P-Diddy fireworks and explosion videos present right now.
4. Beyonce's 2007's “Beautiful Liar” video
Beyonce's 2007 indoor infringing video “Beautiful Liar” shows Beyonce and Shakira as synchronized dancers, in black bodysuits, standing on water and separately looking into and dancing on water. Video footage is played in the background on a sheet on top of water. It is a rip off of my pre-existing 2004 video treatment for a song titled "Just To Be Your Friend."
My 2004 indoor video treatment features, "Synchronized dancers, a looking into water scene, playing guitar on water scene, dancing on water scene, movie footage plays on water, and a waterfall scene wearing a white cotton bodysuit. (my copyright certificate is dated April 2004, registration #PAu2-858-936).
5. Beyonce's 2007's “Still in Love” video
Beyonce was sued this year for stealing the song, "Still in Love" from Caribbean/British multi-platinum singer Des'ree. She asked Des'ree if she could remake "Still In Love" which was a hit for Des'ree 10 years ago. It was even featured in a box office film and had its own video. Des'ree said no. Beyonce illegally remade and released the woman's song anyway and made a video to go with it that she stole from my Copyrighted Catalog.
Des'ree sued and obtained a settlement in New York federal court. The song has been pulled from the B'Day re-release and replaced with my song she stole "Contemporary Girl" renaming it "Worldwide Woman."
The 2004 copyrighted video Beyonce stole from my copyrighted catalog to make her 2007 infringing video was a beach video with the artist walking, laying and singing on the beach (my copyright is dated March 2005 with a certificate # of: PAU2-979-924). That's exactly what's in Beyonce's rip off 3 years later. In tandem with the other videos she stole from my Copyrighted Catalog it is truly clear where she got these videos from for her "B'Day" re-release with accompanying DVD featuring the new videos she (stole) shot.
6. Beyonce's 2007's “Flaws and All” video
This video is a rip off of my 2006 video "The Peace Of My Heart" (my copyright certificates are #PAu3-062-030 June 29, 2006 and #PAu3-083-946 September 15, 2006). My video is of the singer in a "scene shown in black and white, with close up shots of face as she sings." This is the exact same thing featured in Beyonce's infringing 2007 video "Flaws And All."
7. Beyonce's 2007's "Suga Mama" video
This video is also a rip off of my 2001 Contemporary Girl video which starts with the female singer sitting in a chair, standing up and taking her hat off then dancing. That's the exact same thing Beyonce does in her rip off "Suga Mama" video 6 years later (my copyright certificate #PAu2-587-556 April 16, 2001).
She further stole another scene from another of my video treatments and added it to this infringement. The scene she stole is from a 2006 video treatment I copyrighted where the singer dances with a cane in a black and white shot (my certificate #PAu3-083-946 September 15, 2006). She ripped it off to the tee. In that copyright of mine there is a scene that has the singer "laying over a chaise lounge side ways singing lyrics to song," Beyonce just changed it to "laying over a mechanical bull side ways singing lyrics to song."
8. Beyonce's 2007's "Amor Gitano"
This song is a rip off of my 3 year old copyrighted song from 2004 titled “Amor Perdido” whose lyrics was on my web site for years (copyright certificate #PAu2-938-924, December 23, 2004). My copyright certificate predates Beyonce's 2007 song by 3 years. They both share the same melodies, rhythmic pattern, mutual lyrics and similar titles (“Amor Perdido” versus "Amor Gitano").
9. Beyonce "Upgrade U"
BEYONCE AND HER FATHER MATTHEW KNOWLES' WILLFUL INFRINGEMENTS OF ONE OF MY PREEXISTING COPYRIGHTED MOVIES FROM MY CATALOG:
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