Kraftwerk Lose German Hip-Hop Copyright Case

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    Kraftwerk have lost a copyright case in Germany’s highest court, the BBC reports:


    Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hutter sued Moses Pelham, alleging that his use of the clip, without asking, infringed the band’s intellectual property rights. But the German Constitutional Court decided that the impact on Kraftwerk did not outweigh “artistic freedom”.

    The dispute centres on a short drum sequence looped repeatedly in the song Nur Mir (Only Me) by Sabrina Setlur.