For the second time in less than a month Mac Miller has been hit with a $10 million lawsuit for copyright infringement.
In July Lord Finesse filed a lawsuit against the Pittsburgh rapper, Datpiff and Rostrum Records for using his song “Hip 2 Da Game,” for Miller's “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” track off of his Macadelic mixtape.
Yesterday Patrick Berlinquette, aka Warm Speakers, filed a lawsuit for the same amount against the same three parties according to HipHopDx. According the the lawsuit Miller sampled Berlinquette's song titled “The World Around You” and used it for a track titled "F*** Em All" without first getting permission.
“[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own,” reads the complaint. “Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
Berlinquette claims he was “irreparably harmed, suffered damage, and defendants have profited in an amount to be determined at trial.” He is suing for willful infringement; violation of Copyright Law and New York’s General Business Law; and is seeking a permanent injunction. He is also suing for damages and seeks to recoup "no event less than $10 million."