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Kraftwerk by greenplastic875 | CC BY
German electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk were told yesterday by a judge in Germany that a two-second sample used by a producer in Germany did not infringe on their copyright. From the BBC (emphasis added):
Posted 21 November 2008
The ruling overturns an earlier decision against Moses Pelham’s use of a short sample from Metal on Metal.
Judges in Berlin said the two second extract did not infringe copyright, as his song was substantially different.