3 Count: Alright, Alright, Alright

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1: Travis Scott Moves to Dismiss Sample Lawsuit Over ‘Alright, Alright, Alright’ Lyrics

First off, today, Jon Blisteein at RollingStone reports that the musician Travis Scott has filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Derrick Ordogne and Dion Norman, who claims Scott used an unlicensed sample from a song they wrote.

The lawsuit alleges that Scott used a sample of him singing “Alright, Alright Alright” in two songs, Stargazing and Til Further Notice. According to the plaintiffs, the sample comes from the 1992 DJ Jimi song Bitches (Reply) that they co-wrote.

However, Scott is hitting back, saying that the sample doesn’t qualify for copyright protection as it is a “common, everyday expression.” As such, they argue that the claim is untenable, especially since they only have protection in the composition, not the sound recording.

2: Viral Song “Bado Badi” Removed from YouTube Due to Copyright Infringement

Next up today, the Deacon Herald reports that Pakistani singer Chahat Fateh Ali Khan has had one of his most popular songs removed from YouTube over allegations of copyright infringement.

The song in question, Bado Badi, was released on YouTube last month and has been taken down due to a copyright claim filed by artist Noor Jehan, who claims it is an infringement of their 1973 song of the same name. Specifically, Jehan claims that the song copied their song’s melody and composition from their work, which was featured in the film Banarsi Thug.

When it was taken down, Khan’s song had received some 28 million views and was viral in the region. There is no information on if or when the video will be restored.

3: Romania’s Culture Minister Asks Louis Vuitton to Acknowledge a Traditional Blouse Inspired Items

Finally today, the Associated Press reports that Romania’s Minister of Culture has announced that she will request that the fashion brand Louis Vuitton credit a traditional Romanian blouse as inspiration for some of its recent items.

The items in question are part of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Resort 2024 collection. The minister claims that garments from the collection, which cost thousands of dollars, were inspired by Romanie IE blouses, which are a part of the country’s folk culture.

The goal is for the fashion brand to “give credit” for the inspiration. It’s not the first time Romania has launched such a campaign. In 2017, the country did a similar one, claiming that US designer Tory Burch was inspired by a traditional Romanian coat. Burch changed the description to one of her designs.

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