In case you didn’t know (heck, we didn’t either), Kanye West recently won a case against producer Vincent Peters. What was the case, exactly? Peters claimed that the phrase “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” was illegally used in West’s hit tune “Stronger“. Hmm, let’s take a look at the lyrics…
N-n-now that that don’t kill me / Can only make me stronger
Although it’s similar to the original quote (thought to have been said by 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche), the judge in the case had this to say about the matter:
“Although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century. We are not persuaded that the similarities alleged by Vince P rise to the level of copyright infringement.”
Sheesh, people! Don’t you know that if you try and battle against Kanye West, you’re going to lose?
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