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The Weeknd Facing Copyright Lawsuit Over 'The Hills'

12/11/2015
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(Radio.com) The Weeknd is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over the hit song "The Hills," for which he is being accused of using a sample from a psy-fi film score.

In the court papers filed on Wednesday (Dec 9.), Cutting Edge Music Limited make a claim against The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, his producers (Million Dollar Mano and Illangelo) and associated companies such as Universal, Warner Chappell and others.

Cutting Edge Music Services says producer Million Dollar Mano sent a message via social media to composer Tom Raybould prior to releasing the music. "I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!"

The score in question is a track called "Revolution" that appeared in the film, The Machine. Read more here.

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