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    Jay Z Testifies in ’Big Pimpin’’ Trial

    Beyoncé’s other half and Timbaland are involved in a civil trial in Los Angeles over sampling a 1950s Egyptian love song in their 1999 hit about pimping. While the rappers have paid copyright fees, the heirs of composer Baligh Hamdi say they violated his “moral rights” by never getting permission to use the music in a song about promiscuity. Jay Z maintained his right to use the sample in testimony yesterday, but the court’s decision could fine-tune copyright infringement law … and make the men sing for their supper.

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