Yesterday, Jay Z and Timbaland won a lawsuit over the sample used on the hook of their 90’s hit Big Pimpin’ featuring UGK, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lawsuit was filed by Osama Fahmy, the nephew of Baligh Hamdi an Egyptian composer who’s song, Khosara Khosara, is at the center of the controversy. Fahmy claimed Hov and Timbo had no “moral right” to the sample and never received a blessing from his family to use it. The presiding judge Christina Snyder, said Fahmy and his family had no grounds to sue Jay Z, Timbaland and EMI Records because Fahmy signed the rights to Khosara Khosara to Sout El Phan, a Middle Eastern record label, who then gave EMI Records the rights to use it. What a coincidence. Fahmy also said that while he gave up the “economic right” to the song, he never gave up the “moral right,” especially for use outside of Egypt. While Jay Z, Timbo and their defense team argued, though, Fahmy couldn’t use the grounds of moral right outside of Eygpt either. The eight long year saga has finally come to an end to and clears up the use of sample from states that have “moral rights” laws, though. The lesson learned here is, as long as the person you licensed your music to agrees to the song’s use, it doesn’t matter if the song is used outside the country without your permission.