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Remember Pitbull’s song “Give Me Everything” where he says “I’ve got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan” and the Lindsay sued him for using her name, well she lost under the First Amendment! A federal judge says that the lyrics are protected under the freedom of speech.
“This will further solidify the rights of artists to express themselves in song,” Pitbull’s attorney, Marcos Jimenez, told E! News Thursday, noting that his client “wasn’t shocked,” but “disappointed” when Lohan first sued in August 2011. Pitbull “is very pleased,” Jimenez added. “He felt it was very important to address this head on to protect his right and the rights of other artist. He decided to fight this.” In response to a request from Jimenez filed last March, Senior District Judge Denis R. Hurley also fined Lohan’s attorney $1,500 for sanctionable plagiarism and false representation. Pitbull’s camp had argued that lawyer Stephanie Ovadia had cribbed portions of her opposition to the rapper’s motion to dismiss the case from online legal sources and newspaper articles.
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