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A License to "Spoon"
Highest Court S.D. New York
Year Ended 2000
Plaintiffs Tuff City Records
Tuff-N-Rumble Management
Defendants Sugar Hill Music
Sugar Hill Records
Other Boogie Down Productions
Kelly, R.
Mack, Craig
Monifah
Spoonie Gee
Short Description This is a confusing and multi-angled case; the true holder of copyrights for Spoonie Gee's "Spoonin' Rap" sued another entity (1) for illegally 'licensing' use of the song as samples in works by Craig Mack and Monifah, and (2) interfering with Plaintiff's relationships and copyright licenses, in songs by Boogie Down Productions and R. Kelly. Multiple opinions were rended on various issues. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Business Associations Corporations Director & Shareholder Liability
Copyrights Infringement Unauthorized Licensing
Torts Dignitary Torts Defamation & Injurious Falsehood
  Economic Torts Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy


Opinions Tuff-N-Rumble Management, Inc. v. Sugarhill Music Pub. Inc.
2000 Copr.L.Dec. P 28,050 / 2000 WL 274192
S.D. New York , March 13, 2000 ( No. 97 Civ. 7700(RWS) )


Tuff-N-Rumble Management, Inc. v. Sugarhill Music Pub. Inc.
8 F.Supp.2d 357
S.D. New York , June 15, 1998 ( No. 97 CIV. 7700 (RWS) )


Tuff-N-Rumble Management, Inc. v. Sugarhill Music Pub. Inc.
49 F.Supp.2d 673
S.D. New York , May 24, 1999 ( No. 97 CIV. 7700 (RWS) )


Tuff-N-Rumble Management, Inc. v. Sugarhill Music Pub. Inc.
75 F.Supp.2d 242
S.D. New York , November 22, 1999 ( No. 97 CIV. 7700 (RWS) )


Tuff-N-Rumble Management, Inc. v. Sugarhill Music Pub. Inc.
99 F.Supp.2d 450
S.D. New York , June 13, 2000 ( No. 97 CIV. 7700 (RWS) )


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Related Searches Parties
Boogie Down Productions ( Other )
Kelly, R. ( Other )
Mack, Craig ( Other )
Monifah ( Other )
Spoonie Gee ( Other )
Sugar Hill Music ( Defendant )
Sugar Hill Records ( Defendant )
Tuff City Records ( Plaintiff )
Tuff-N-Rumble Management ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Business Associations / Corporations / Director & Shareholder Liability
Copyrights / Infringement / Unauthorized Licensing
Torts / Dignitary Torts / Defamation & Injurious Falsehood
Torts / Economic Torts / Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy

Courts
S.D. New York (highest court)


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