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Drake to Jeweler

I Didn't Rip You Off

You Ripped Off King Tut!

2/11/2014 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake claims he's the victim of a pyramid scheme -- and is targeting a prominent jeweler.

TMZ broke the story ... New York jeweler Michael Raphael of Baden Baden, Inc. claims he created a $50K diamond studded platinum owl pendant for Drake ... based on a logo he's been using for years. The jeweler claimed Drizzy then knocked off replicas of the pendant ... thus the lawsuit.

In his legal docs, Drake says the jeweler doesn't own the design -- pharaohs do ... because it's based on an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph -- a symbol that may be more than 5,000 years old.

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Drake says the owl hieroglyph -- a pictographic symbol for the letter 'M' -- can't be copyrighted ... so the jeweler's case is bogus.

Drake wants the jeweler to Tut up ... so he's asking the judge to throw the case out.

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51 COMMENTS

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16.

Jackie    

Another tool with stupido jeweleries in his neck.

223 days ago
17.

CremeBrulee    

Tut, tut, tut.

223 days ago
18.

Carriejane    

No one owns like likeness of wildlife. Except GOD. Case closed.

223 days ago
19.

NoBullshit    

Copyright rules are so ****ing retarded

Everything should be fair use

Whether Drake wins this or loses it, either way, the argument is extremely gray-area / flimsy.

223 days ago
20.

NoBullshit    

Copyright rules are so ****ing retarded

Everything should be fair use

Whether Drake wins this or loses it, either way, the argument is extremely gray-area / flimsy.

223 days ago
21.

lulu    

Only a desperate for money jeweler would sue over something that stupid because anyone in the jewelry industry can copy any design from any other jeweler. Jewelers copy designs from Tiffany's and change it a bit with something like adding an extra stone or changing the carat weight of gold, while the majority of Tiffany's designers are copying designs from small time jewelers or old jewelery designs. So for this guy to put time and money into this law suit is reaching but its America and anyone can sue for anything.

223 days ago
22.

Cynic    

pretty sure king tut ripped that image from an owl. you cant own an image of a bird surely.

223 days ago
23.

DrTyrell    

They all ripped off the Bohemian Grove!

223 days ago
24.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

educate yourself on diamond mining

223 days ago
25.

marmar    

He look constipated

223 days ago
26.

stfu please     

I like drake but he can go away for a while.

223 days ago
27.

Yurra Knutz    

And... King Tut ripped of Akhenaten and tomb raider ripped off King Tut.
Fair game beeches!

223 days ago
28.

all about the money    

Please tell me he is joking. Can't be serious is he? Or is he just another "artist" loosing his ever loving mind!

223 days ago
29.

Straight Talkin Texan    

I agree with Drake. The jeweler has no case.

223 days ago
30.

Miss k    

Drake does has a point lol

223 days ago
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