Showing posts with label Property Theft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Property Theft. Show all posts

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Former Child Star Sues Kanye West for Intellectual Property Theft

If you’ve been around for a while, you’d know the name ‘Ricky Spicer’ lead singer for a 1970 tune. Personally, I hadn’t heard of the song until Kanye West released “Bound 2.” If you’ve listened to Bound 2, chances are you’ve heard Ricky Spicer’s voice.

Ricky Spicer was the 12-year old lead singer for the group called the Ponderosa Twins Plus One in 1969. A year after, they recorded the song “Bound”, the law suit against Kanye West reads.

The now 56-year old Spicer says that his voice can be heard on Kanye’s “Bound 2” at least four times.

The 13-page complaint against Kanye West alleges that "Mr. Spicer's voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice, altered by the Defendants, is also heard several times."

According to the suit which was filed in New York, Spicer has a copyright on “Bound” and the suit demands exemplary damages and compensation to the tune deemed appropriate by the court.