Ooops, did David Guetta steal music?
Unknown composer named Andre Dudek has just filed a massive federal lawsuit against French DJ/producer David Guetta for the alleged illegal sampling of song “Illuminations” from the 1980s. The suit also extends to singer Sam Martin and record labels Warner Music and Atlantic Records.
Dudek claims that Guetta’s worldwide hit “Dangerous” is identical to his track “Illuminations” which he wrote back in the 1980s but didn’t have copyrighted until this year. He is seeking $6 million dollars in damages and has also filed an injunction barring Guetta and the accompanying record labels from further distributing the song.
He also claims that Guetta did not only profit millions of dollars off the record hitting number in over a dozen countries, but also gained business opportunities when the track was heavily featured in a T-Mobile advertisement.
Guetta’s team has yet to respond to the lawsuit so stay tuned as we will continue to update this post as the news comes in. All we can say is, let’s hope Guetta’s defence team is made of titanium.